The Friends of the
National Railway Museum

South of England Group
Vice Presidents: Sir William McAlpine Bt, FRSE, FCIT, FRSA; Richard Hardy

Last Update

8 February 2018

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Diary of Events



12 February 2018
Evening Talk
New England Railroads from Massachussets to Maine: Personal Reflections
Reg Harman

The history and current state of the USA railroad system, its ownership and operating practices, focussing on the railroads of northern New England and the development of Boston’s urban networks – followed by a pictorial tour.


17 February 2018
Outreach Stand
East Bedfordshire Model Railway Exhibition
Stratton School
SG18 8JB

3 & 4 March 2018
Outreach Stand
Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition
Royal Leamington Spa College
Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa, CV32 5JE

12 March 2018
Evening Talk
Forty Years of Friends - A Personal Perspective
Frank Paterson M.B.E.
FNRM President

Frank will guide us through the last 40 years of the FNRM from its start in 1977.


24 & 25 March 2018
Outreach Stand
London Festival of Railway Modelling
Alexandra Palace,
London, N22 7AY

9 April 2018
Evening Talk
The National Railway Museum Film Collection
Angelique Bonamy
Associate Archivist - Sound & Vision

Angelique will explore the film collection of the NRM, which holds many fascinating examples of training and promotional films from the early days of cinematography to more recent time.

12 May 2018
Outreach Stand
South West Herts Model Railway Exhibition
Queens School
Aldenham Road
Watford, WD23 2TY


Evening Talks - these are held at:

St Paul's Church,
5 Rossmore Road,

This is on the west side (Paddington direction) of Marylebone Station, about 200 yards up Harewood Avenue, left on to Rossmore Road, and the church entrance is about 50 yards on the left. Bus numbers 189 (Oxford Circus – Brent Cross) and 139 (Waterloo – West Hampstead) stop outside the church entrance. The nearest tube stations are Marylebone Station and Baker Street. Entry is £3 per head to help cover the meeting cost including tea or coffee which is available before the meeting. Doors open at 18.15, talks begin at 18.45 and meetings finish by 20.45. Guests are very welcome.
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Outreach Stand Presence - the sales stand carries various goods linked to the NRM. These include books, postcards, posters, greeting cards, calendars etc. Also available is the exclusive collection of prints by Michael Turner which can only be purchased from the South of England Group. If you run an event that has a transport flavour, model railway exhibition, or even craft fair, and would like us to visit, please contact our outreach organiser to see if we can oblige.

Visits - members' visits to special events, often including behind the scenes tours.