Basingstoke and District Railway Society – October 2022

Basingstoke & District Railway Society

We are staying in the United Kingdom this month. Firstly, on Wednesday 12th October, John Baxter will take us to the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. Gone but not forgotten, the through line from Bath to Bournemouth created by the Somerset Central and Dorset Central Railways was closed by British Railways. John will tell us the history and show how a small section of the line at Midsomer Norton is back in operation.

A bigger story of rail revival will follow on Wednesday 26th October when, in The Rebirth of a Railway, Charles Clark will describe the remarkable resurgence of the Welsh Highland Railway in Snowdonia.

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.  We welcome new members to the Society and are always pleased to see non-members at our meetings at a cost of just £5. Membership details are on our website at or call the Secretary on 01256 331002.