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'The Railway Magazine is Britain's best-selling general interest rail title. Published continuously since 1897, it commands the utmost respect among professionals and enthusiasts for authoritative and informed news coverage.' Monthly meetings and exhibitions calendar.

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'Our meetings are held every second Tuesday of each month starting at 8.00 pm ... Members [and those visiting our website] are encouraged to take every opportunity to interest fellow ferroequinologists in our society.'

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'The popular indoor meetings are held in the Old Waiting Room, Alnwick Station (what is now Barter Books). Meetings start 7.00pm for 7.30pm. We welcome visitors, members and their guests for a small donation towards meeting costs. Refreshments will be available from 7.00 pm.'

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'The Society provides the local community with railway and public transport based events and information, these include frequent public lectures, regular visits to places of railway interest, historical displays, celebration of historical dates and events, pamphlets, books, images and videos.'

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'All presentations are held in the roundhouse lecture theatre commencing at 19.30 and finishing between 21.45 and 22.00. Doors open at 19.00. Presentations are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Hot and cold drinks are available from the buffet before 19.30 and during the interval. Free parking on site. Admission is normally £1.50 for members and £2.00 for non-members. Everyone welcome.'

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Meet 'at 7.30 pm on alternate Wednesdays ... Usually 30-or-so members are in attendance for each meeting, which may comprise a slide or film show, quiz or discussion'.

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'The Circle meets every Tuesday evening between the hours of 7.30 pm and 9.15 pm. Alternate meetings take the form of lectures, slide shows, etc. Other evenings are given over to informal discussion, when books from the Circle’s extensive library and the latest magazines are available. Light refreshments in the form of tea, coffee and biscuits are also served. The Circle’s lecture programme covers a wide range of subjects of railway and associated interest (other transport, industrial archaeology, etc.).'

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Monthly meetings, 7.15 pm for 7.45 start, usually 2nd Wednesday.

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Monthly evening meetings - plus occasional other events: 'Up to one hundred members attend the monthly club nights ... As befits the location, there is a bar available and there is a wide variety of books on sale from "The Railway Bookshop" ... Non-members are always most welcome to the monthly meetings and "Natter Nights" - there is a small fee for admission.'

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'Meetings are held in Glasgow on Saturday afternoons during the winter months and the AGM in March combines the business of the Association, with a day of talks and exhibitions, rounded off by an annual Dinner in the evening ... The meetings start at 2 pm and are open to all. If the subject is of interest please come along, say hello, enjoy the talk and a cup of tea or coffee, you will be most welcome, we are always keen to meet new enthusiasts ... Occasional meetings are also held in the London Area.'

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'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?'

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'Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month except August - doors open 18.30 for 19.15 start, and there is a small admission charge to cover the cost of hiring the hall: light refreshments are on sale from 18.30 and during the interval. A selection of new and second-hand railway books is also on sale.'

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'Meetings are held, as a rule, on the second Saturday of the month (September - May), commencing at 18.30.'

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‘The Society has two full-day meetings each year at venues within Cumbria. The Spring Meeting incorporates the Association's Annual General Meeting and moves from site to site. It is usually held on the third Saturday in March. The Autumn Meeting is usually held on the second Saturday in November.’

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'The objects of the Society are to promote interest in and study of all aspects of electric railways and related subjects both in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Meetings are held in two cities, in London and in Birmingham.'

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Meetings 'are held at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday in the month from September to April, featuring a guest speaker ... The meetings are open to all who are interested in the FR and all other railway, transport, and travel subjects'.

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'Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month (unless otherwise stated) at 7.30 pm.'

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Afternoon meetings, usually second Saturday in the month.

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'There are a number of GWR members and supporters groups, who meet at various venues throughout the year, for a variety of informative and social events, particularly during the winter months. The area groups include Redditch, Birmingham, Oxford and Cheltenham.'

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'We are a group of enthusiasts with an interest in railways in particular, although many of us also share enthusiasm for other forms of transport such as shipping, buses and trams ... There are 20 meetings a year plus an Annual General Meeting and outings. Meetings start at 7.45 pm, generally finishing at about 10.15 pm.'

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‘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.’ Amongst its Aims the Society ‘arranges meetings for all members twice a year - the AGM in April/May and an Autumn meeting in October’.

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Monthly meetings, Tuesday evenings. Alert At Review: 'Sorry, we are experiencing some difficulties at present so please forgive the temporary site - normal service etc.'

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'Meetings are held locally at regular intervals throughout the year, usually on the last Wednesday of the month ... We enjoy a wide variety of illustrated presentations by speakers covering many railway subjects and themes. These include mainline, overseas and the preservation scene. Narrow gauge railways are not neglected either.'

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'Head of Steam is a rich source of information for those who are interested in the railways, as well as general local history and heritage. We run a series of lectures throughout the year, in conjunction with the Friends of Head of Steam Museum.'

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'For anyone interested in railways or other guided land transport. New members are always welcome. Winter season: talks, slide shows, industry speakers, annual dinner and photographic competition. Summer season: outdoor visits, rover trips and photographic excursions. Meetings on alternate Wednesdays at 7.45pm.'

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'During the winter months, the London Area of the IRRS provides a welcoming forum for those who are interested in Irish transport, and in particular railways.'

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'The Society is run to cater for anyone with a interest in Railways and Transport ... Visits to places of railway and transport  interest, including model and miniature railways ... Each month speakers give talks to members and visitors on a wide variety of railway and transport subjects, past and present.'

 

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Monthly calendar of Meetings of the Association's regional/area groups, and of those of related societies.

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'Meetings held second Friday of the month ... 19.00 hours.'

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'Meetings held third Monday of month.' 19.00 hours.

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'Indoor meetings on last Thursday September to May, excluding December.'

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'A monthly meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month, usually taking the form of an illustrated talk by a specialist speaker ... Talks are usually illustrated by slides or a PowerPoint presentation and are usually followed by a question and answer session. Doors open at 18.40 for a prompt 19.15 start ... Full membership is available to all 16 years & over.'

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'Meetings take place on Thursday ... at 7.30 pm and generally finish at 10.00 pm. There are two meetings a month between September and May the following year ... The general public are always welcome to our meetings: admittance is £2 per person.'

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'The Circle holds a number of open meetings at venues across the territory formerly served by the line. Speakers include former railwaymen who are able to recount their memories of the old line and others who have studied aspects of its history.'

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‘We are the third oldest model railway society in the world with clubrooms in Sale, South West Manchester ... We have a monthly meeting which is held at 7.30pm on the second Friday or 2.30pm on the second Saturday of the month ... We have a varied programme of illustrated talks, demonstrations of modelling techniques and film shows geared towards the interests of railway modellers and enthusiasts.‘

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'We are a friendly railway society, with members from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, and we meet on the third Thursday of each month (except August) ... Meetings start at 19.45 for 20.00 and usually consist of an illustrated talk on a topic of railway interest, with a break for a visit to the bar at half-time.'

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'The Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society has eight Regional Groups that hold regular social gatherings each month in the South of England ... Speakers are invited each month to give talks, slideshows, films or videos on a wide range of transport-related topics, not just railways.'

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'Meet ... on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meet ... on the second Friday of the month at 7.45 pm.'

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Meets 'on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm ... Meetings are held jointly with The Railway Correspondence & Travel Society'.

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'Meet ... on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.'

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'We have regular social evenings on the first Tuesday of the month in our Engine House, these are free to join and everyone is welcome. Refreshments are also available to purchase from the shop during the intermission.'

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‘We are a society and charity of over 400 members whose interests cover all aspects of the Midland Railway. Members receive a high quality Journal three times a year and a newsletter four times a year. There are events throughout the year where members can socialize and learn more about the Midland Railway.’

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'The Model Railway Club is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest model railway society in the world, having been formed in 1910, hence being known as "The MRC" ... Membership of the MRC includes entry to Keen House on club nights, the opportunity to participate in layout building, the use of the library and workshop, our multi-gauge test tracks, monthly lectures, and to meet with fellow modellers in convivial surroundings and swap hints and tips.'

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'A programme of guest speakers presenting a wide range of railway related topics is arranged each month from September to June.'

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'Based in North Shropshire we meet monthly on the last Monday in the month, except for August and December or conflicting Bank Holidays: all meetings are at 7.30 for 8.00 pm. There is no charge made to visitors but we ask for a donation towards the expenses of our speakers who provide interesting talks and slide shows on all types of railway subjects, past and present.'

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‘Our members’ interests cover a broad spectrum, in the UK and throughout the world, including industrial narrow gauge systems, the extensive world of preservation, and the growing area of miniature railways ... If you are fortunate enough to live near one of our active Area Groups you will be able to attend regular meetings, and all members are invited to join us on organised visits to places of interest, and our AGM.’

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‘Membership of the Friends of the National Railway Museum brings the satisfaction of being involved in preserving, displaying and interpreting the best of Britain's heritage.’ Organize meetings in London as well as at the NRM in York.

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Range of events, including some organized by the Friends of the National Railway Museum.

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'Members of the public are welcome to attend our monthly social meetings with the exception of the AGM which is, of course, members only.'

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‘Formed in 1961 to cater for all enthusiasts interested in the railways of north eastern England, the North Eastern Railway, the Hull & Barnsley Railway, from their successors, and also the smaller independent and industrial railways that operated alongside the main line system ... Meetings are held throughout the year at centres such as York, Darlington, Hull and London. A supporting programme of outdoor visits, walks and tours is also arranged.’

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'The Society holds five meetings each year ... We normally invite a speaker and the meetings are informal and in a sociable environment. We welcome guests.'

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''Formed in 1975 by a group who felt that there was a need in the Oxford district for a railway society to cater for the general railway enthusiast ... ORS meetings, where a friendly atmosphere prevails, are held on the second Wednesday of each month, excepting June, July and August. ORS hold a varied selected of talks, often from distinguished speakers ... They are illustrated by film or slides and range from steam trains to diesel engines, from broad to narrow gauge, and from foreign to local interest.'

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'The main functions of the Derby Branch are to support the Peak Railway Association by raising funds, volunteering to support the Peak Rail operations and helping to publicising the Railway. We have a keen but small Committee so would welcome an approach from anybody with a small amount of time to spare to help us fulfill our objectives and possibly expand our activities.'

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'We meet at 8.00 pm on the first Monday of the month ... Members and non-members are most welcome, all we ask is a £2 donation on the door - and for that you get free sandwiches at the interval too.'

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'Meets every first and third Wednesday of the month ... at 8 pm ... Open to non-members, who will be assured of a friendly reception.'

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'The society meets ... on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.45 pm ... New members are always welcome, so please feel free to come along and join in!'

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'The Friends of The Railway Studies Collection Meetings now take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month ... commencing at 7 pm.'

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'Fridays monthly at 2.00 pm ... A minimum donation of £3.00 is requested towards expenses at indoor meetings. Visitors are warmly welcome.'

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'Each year since its formation the Scottish Railway Preservation Society has held a series of winter meetings ... The meetings cover diverse topics, from historical reviews of Scotland's railway heritage and studies of the contemporary railway scene, to examining practices abroad. The broad range of topics are bound to appeal no matter what anyone's individual interest, and are highly recommended to anybody in the area ... Admission to all meetings is free and is open to all, whether members or non-members. A collection is made to help defray room hire costs.'

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'Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from September to June starting at 7.30 pm. ALERT This Group now seems no longer to exist.

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'Our meetings are open to all, please come and join us on the second Monday of each month from September to May. Subjects covered include local transport history (including buses and canals) as well as railway subjects from Britain and abroad.'

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'Meetings are held ... usually on the second and fourth Friday of each month, September - April, start at 19.30 hrs and finish at 22.00 hrs. Guests are welcome at meetings, and are asked to pay a minimum of £3.00.'

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'Meets on Friday evenings ... from about 7.15 pm. The meeting usually features an illustrated talk on the subject of railways or some other transport-related theme, often presented by a visiting speaker.'

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'All meetings to be held on a Friday evening ... Meetings start at 7.30 pm.'

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'Meetings commence at 7.45 pm (doors open 7.15 pm) with a retiring collection at the end, around 10.00 pm. Bar available for refreshments. A donation of £2 is requested towards expenses. Meetings take place on Wednesday evenings, jointly with the RCTS Solent Branch and the Southampton and Waterside Group of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society.'

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'Meetings held on Saturdays ... starting at 7.30 pm.'

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‘The circle holds 5 meetings a year on Saturdays starting between 1pm and 2pm depending on the location. (Basingstoke 1pm, Exeter 1:30pm and West Byfleet 2pm). Meetings usually last around 3 hours including a break for coffee and cake and feature illustrated talks on subjects related to the LSWR.’

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'Meetings, comprising slide or filmshows, talks or quizzes are held on the third Saturday of the month between September and June. Entry to meetings is free, but we request that frequent visitors become members of the Society.'

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'From time to time, or sometimes even more often, we hold talks, parties, barbeques, parties, earnest discussion groups and parties ...'

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Meet the Railway Workers 'Take a step back in time and meet the engine drivers, firemen and railway workers who worked on the locomotives and in Swindon Works. The former GWR workers will show you how the locos worked and bring stories of the steam age to life. These events are popular with all ages, from 1-100. Meet the Railway Workers takes place fortnightly.'

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‘Our Centres run a series of indoor meetings at regular venues over the Autumn, Winter, and Spring periods. This regular, winter series, of meetings is also generally open to guests and non-members. Where this is not the case it is stated in the Centre's listing. Our venues span the nation from Scotland to the south of England. Additionally there is a weekend event around the AGM and a selection of outdoor trips in the summer months. Other meetings have been occasionally held on an as required basis in Central London, Leicester, Bristol, Swindon and Weymouth.’

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'Holds meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month plus additional 'Xtra' meetings on most fifth Thursdays (except December - "2nd Thursday") ... starting at 7.45 pm.'

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'Meetings are normally held on the 2nd or 3rd Friday evening of the month in the well-appointed new Village Hall at Harman's Cross, just a step from our station. Our meetings are open to non-members of the SRT, so members are encouraged to bring their friends along.'

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'Meets on 2nd & 4th MONDAYS from October to April.'

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'Every fortnight, a guest speaker is invited to give a railway related presentation, which may be a slideshow, a video or a cine show. On the other Tuesday nights, members bring along their own slides, memory sticks, photographs & videos to share with other members. If you live locally and have an interest in railways, then please do not hesitate to come along on a Tuesday evening. You do not have to be a member to attend our society as you can visit as a guest, if you enjoy your visit then you are more than welcome to join.'

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Meet 'at 7.45 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month ... A varied programme of talks, and slide/film shows of both historical and modern railways, and other events are held'.

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'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 (not always railways), and after a refreshment break, we concentrate on WC&P Railway Group matters.'

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'We hold monthly meetings from September to May ... Meetings are free to members and just £2 per meeting for non members and guests.'

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'We gather on the third Thursday of the month during the meetings “season” (October to May inclusive). Good food is available in the bar. We generally get together after 6.30 pm for a pint and a “natter”, and the meetings start at 8.00 pm. There is usually a half-way break and we finish around 10.00 pm.'

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Meet 'second Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm'.

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Monthly meetings, usually last Tuesday in the month, 8 pm.

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