Basingstoke and District Railway Society – March 2023

Basingstoke & District Railway Society

Our meeting on Wednesday 8th March will take us ‘across the pond’ when David Peel crosses the United States of America by rail. In “Coast to Coast by Amtrak”, David will illustrate the USA’s passenger trains run by Amtrak and will also explore two of America’s finest and longest steam railways, the Cumbres and Toltec and the Durango and Silverton

We return closer to home on Wednesday 22nd March when we will hear from Brian Halford about the “Spa Valley Railway”. The railway line from Tunbridge Wells to Eridge was closed by British Rail in 1985 but has since been revived by a preservation society. Brian will tell us about the work that has been undertaken to reopen the line and what can be seen this year on the railway.

Our meetings are at 7.45pm at The Wote Street Club in New Road in Basingstoke town centre, RG21 7NG, which has a licenced bar and usually conclude by 10.00pm. Do join us for these meeting, either by becoming a Society member or as a visitor (at a cost of just £5). Membership details are on our website at or call the Secretary on 07837 320790.

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