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Incorporating The Breconshire Railway Society: 'The Society was established in November 1970 by, among others, Huw Phillips, John Beardsmore and Harry Rawlins, with some of the original founder members still active in the Society today. About half the members worked in the railways or heavy industry in South Wales, with the others from a wide variety of backgrounds. In the early days there were around 40-50 members and today membership stands at around 70, all united in an enthusiasm for steam railway traction ... The Society provides members with a forum for monthly meetings and the quarterly Society magazine The Coal Tank, both of which are of a high standard and worth trying for yourself'.

'The principal objective of the Aln Valley Railway Trust is the restoration and operation of the railway between Alnmouth and Alnwick, providing an additional tourist attraction for the area and to enlarge the district's tourism offering. This project also aims to develop the railway corridor as a sustainable transport link as well as a recreational and educational resource for the local community and visitors to the area.'

'The Society, also known as AERPS, was formed in 1970 to save some of the MSJ&AR 1931 Altrincham Electric multiple units. It is a focus for local railway interest. AERPS presents, monthly from October to April, a series of lectures on railway and related topics: open to both members and visitors ... From time to time visits to places of railway interest are arranged.'

'Barrow Hill Roundhouse is the last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational turntable. Built in 1870, it was threatened with demolition in 1991 when the site was closed by British Rail.  It was saved by a group of dedicated volunteers who have transformed it into a unique railway museum and events venue ... The Roundhouse has an exciting calendar of events throughout the year including regular favourites such as the Rail Ale Beer & Music Festival and a series of weekend themed activities for all the family.'

'We were founded in 1945 after a Bradford gentleman put an advert in the Telegraph and Argus and as of 2020 we had approximately 50 members.'

'The Society was formed in January 1995 to promote interest in the local history of Buntingford and the surrounding area and, in particular, the old railway called the Buntingford Branch – known affectionately as "The Bunt" to those who worked on the line.'

'Formed in 1983 to further the study of all aspects of the Caledonian Railway, its constituents, subsidiaries and successors, in all their forms and activities.'

'The Circle aims to provide a convivial opportunity for those fascinated by the railway scene to enjoy illustrated talks, films and video screenings, presented by club members or eminent guest speakers. We cover the railway from yesterday to tomorrow, UK and beyond. These first Friday of the month gatherings run from September to May inclusive. The summer months complement the programme with visits to preserved railways, historic towns, river trips and, very occasionally, the hire of our own excursion train. What’s not to enjoy?'

'The CRC is a UK based group catering for enthusiasts interested in railways outside the British Isles, whether they be main-line, industrial or preserved ... It holds regular meetings both in London and Stafford. These usually take the form of a slide or video show, as well as affording members the opportunity to exchange news and gossip. The emphasis tends to be on steam although more modern forms of traction also find a place in the programme.'

Indoor monthly meetings, evenings of the 2nd Saturday: 'The Cornwall Railway Society website, which has been on line since May 2010, was originally planned just to advertise the activities of the society and give details of the organisation and history of the Society. It has, however, since developed into site where enthusiasts can obtain the latest news on the railway scene and go for pictures of the railways in the West Country past and present. We have also recorded some of the many rail tours which have visited the counties'.

'Exists to support the oldest independent railway in the world (being founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832) – now a historic and world-class tourist attraction ... The Area Groups of the FR Society have performed vital roles for the railway since the earliest days of preservation. They coordinate transport to the railway, organise volunteer working parties, promote the FR in their region and raise vital funds. Many of them also organise meetings for local members and FR supporters to get their "Ffestiniog fix" when not able to get to North Wales.'

'Formed in 1970 for the purpose of railway enthusiasts to hold meetings and learn more about the railways and their histories and also other forms of transport ... We hold 20 meetings a year with guest speakers who are drawn from a wide spectrum of interests.'

'The Great Central Railway Society (GCRS) exists to promote an historical interest in the Great Central Railway (GCR) which existed until the Grouping of 1923 when it became part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). We are often confused with the heritage railway operation at Loughborough which is called the Great Central Railway. Although we are supportors of the heritage railway we are not a part of it.'  The Society 'arranges meetings for all members twice a year - the AGM in April/May and an Autumn meeting in October'.

'The Great Western Society exists to preserve, restore and operate, as a permanent public exhibition and museum, locomotives, rolling stock, equipment machinery and relics of historical operational and general interest and educational value with particular reference to the former Great Western Railway and its successors following the nationalisation of the railways in 1948 and also to collect, make available for public reference and publish information concerning the history, equipment and operation of the former Great Western and other railways ... The Great Western Society has local groups which organise meetings and events in the Bristol, Oxford, South West (Torbay), Swindon and Taunton areas. The Groups also support the Society by undertaking practical work at Didcot or locally and through the vital elements of fundraising and local publicity.'

'A locally based Socety for people who are interested in all aspects of railways. We meet throughout the year ... and enjoy a variety of presentations by guest speakers. Many railway subjects and themes are covered including steam, modern traction, overseas topics and preservation issues.'

Founded 1937: 'The Association promotes the development of modern trams and light rail, particularly in the United Kingdom. Our worldwide membership includes many professionally‐involved managers, planners and operators from the public transport industry and from technical businesses as well as enthusiasts. The Association is a non‐profit making, non‐political organisation'.  Regular meetings organized nationally and regionally.

'Join Us for the following Benefits: * Opportunity to participate in Overseas Study Tours; * Receive Ten Issues of Club magazine The Bulletin every year; * Meetings, normally monthly, at seven local Branches; * Annual Christmas and Overseas Study Tour Reunions in London.; * Access the Club Library.'

Formed in 1972. Aims are 'to provide a non profit making organisation to promote interest in all forms of railway knowledge and general transport both at home and abroad.' The Society 'runs its own series of talks annually, members still support many preservation groups, and the society has a successful modelling section'.

'Founded in 1977, we are a group of railway enthusiasts based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and with members from the surrounding districts, including High Wycombe, Bourne End, Henley, Maidenhead, Twyford, Reading and Wokingham. Our activities include regular monthly meetings ... and outings to places of railway interest.'

'Explore the role of the Association in supporting Peak Rail Plc in their ambition to reopen the former Midland Railway line from Matlock to Buxton. The primary functions of the Association are to recruit the volunteer workforce for the railway from our members and raise finances for carefully selected projects on the railway ... Peak Rail currently operates a Heritage Railway nearly 4 miles from Matlock to Rowsley in Derbyshire. Negotiations are currently underway to seek a significant extension northward towards Buxton.'

'A group for railway enthusiasts based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Our members are interested in railways, both historic and the modern scene, including beyond the UK. Many of our members are also interested in light rail systems ... The Pennine Railway Society holds social evenings every first and third Wednesday of the month. Meetings usually consist of a slide or digital image show, presented by an invited guest or one of the club members.'

'The Railway & Canal Historical Society is for everyone with an interest in the history of transport in Britain — not just inland waterways and railways, but also tramroads, roads, aviation, coastal shipping, ports and pipelines — from pre-Roman times to the day before yesterday ... The Society has a number of Regional Groups ... These exist to provide a focal point for members and to organise meetings and visits in the proximity of where they live. Society members do not join these Groups, and all members and their guests are welcome (indeed, encouraged) to attend any meetings or events that interest them regardless of its geography.'

'The Society was founded in Cheltenham in 1928 at a time when there was little official information published about locomotive stock, their allocations or regular duties. The Society set about rectifying this by members writing to each other, the publishing of a magazine and some meetings organised around the country ... Move on to the present day and the Society is still going strong with 3000 members ... Our branches hold meetings at least monthly in the season at over thirty centres and in the course of a year host over 200 presentations on a vast range of railway subjects covering the modern scene as well as history and nostalgia subjects.'

'Meetings are held monthly ... on the second Friday of every month at which the Society prides its self in quality speakers.'

'Formed in 1983 with the aim of securing the long-term future of the Slough to Windsor branch line. Fortunately, British Rail did not close the line and the SWRS has moved on to other things. Today, the Slough & Windsor Railway Society seeks to preserve and study the railway history of Slough, Windsor and the surrounding areas, and provides a haven for local railway enthusiasts to socialise and reminisce ... Every Friday evening, members meet ... for an illustrated talk, usually on the subject of railways.'

'The South Western Circle, formed in 1962, is a society for railway historians and enthusiasts interested in the London & South Western Railway (LSWR). The Circle has a membership of over 500, and aims to assist and encourage members to enhance their knowledge of the LSWR and its successors ... The Circle holds 5 meetings a year on Saturdays starting between 1pm and 2pm depending on the location ... Meetings usually last around 3 hours including a break for coffee and cake and feature illustrated talks on subjects related to the LSWR.'

'The Society covers the railway transport interests of Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Sussex and the Isle of Wight, but with the most interest concentrated around the City of Southampton and its surrounding area, in the county of Hampshire. Generally, the Society's interest largely follows the geographical area, and the history, of the western section of the former Southern Railway. Subjects for the monthly meetings, held in Southampton, consist usually of a guest speaker presenting slides or films of their particular railway based interest. Railway heritage, history and modern rail transport are covered, as well as infrastructure around the region, and occasionally foreign railway activity. The Southern Counties Railway Society is for people who have an interest in steam locomotives, diesel locomotives and electric trains from their earliest incarnations, through to the modern rolling stock, track and stations now populating the current rail network in the Southampton area and beyond.'

'Explore the rich history of the Great Western Railway and hear about the extraordinary things achieved by ordinary men and women.'

'A friendly non profit making organisation who all share an interest in railways including model railways, standard gauge railways, miniature railways, railway preservation, narrow gauge railways, diesel, electric & steam traction, in the UK & worldwide. The society currently holds over 55 members, young and old, who meet on a weekly basis & take part in an extensive programme of railway related talks, visits & presentations.'

'Whatever your particular interest be it Steam, Diesel or Electric locomotives, mainline or preserved railways, or UK or overseas railways, the 8E Railway Association has it all! Come to one of our monthly meetings and have a look.' The Society takes its name 'from the former British Railways steam shed code for Northwich (8E)'.

'Remembering a unique railway – the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead. We are the only group dedicated solely to this railway ... We have regular Members' meetings every two months i.e. six per year. Our meeting venues alternate between Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead (in that order of course!). We have guest speakers giving talks on a variety of subjects (usually railways).'

'We are a friendly group interested in all aspects of railways from modelling to photography and history and just a general interest in trains of all sorts. We hold monthly meetings from September to May.'

'We are a small but dedicated band of enthusiasts formed in 1960. We own and operate several items of historic railway rolling stock. We run FREE meetings for our members throughout the year in Hereford and Worcester. We need your support to help us continue our work.'

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