The Friends of the
National Railway Museum

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

Last Update

2 July 2017

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Diary of Events



19 August 2017
Outreach Stand
Bishop Stortford Model Railway Exhibition
Birchwood High School
Parsonage Lane
Bishops Stortford
CM23 5BD

2 September 2017
Outreach Stand
Old Oak Common Open  Day
First GWR Old Oak Common Depot
White City
NW10 6DQ
Please note that this is a tickets only event and tickets must be pre-purchased from First GWR First GWR Old Oak Common

11 September 2017
Evening Talk
I moved it My Way
Andrew Goodman

Stories and anecdotes from the work of Moveright International about moving "the odd, the awkward and the difficult" around the world over the last 35 years, including, of course, heritage and modern railway locomotives and rolling stock.

21 to 24 September 2016
Outreach Stand
Barrow Hill Relaunch Events
The Flying Scotsman and Rocket from the NRM will be on display
Warwick Rd
B11 2HL

9 October 2017
Evening Talk
40 Years of Preserving the Legendary Deltics
Murray Brown

The life and times of the Deltic Preservation Society, one of Britain’s most successful preservation groups.

 14 October 2017
Outreach Stand
Tring and District Model Railway Club Exhibition
Cottesloe School
Wing near Leighton Buzzard

13 November 2017
Evening Talk
Disconnected! Broken Links in Britain's Rail Policy
Chris Austin OBE MA FCILT

As Secretary of the Heritage Railway Association’s Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Infrastructure and Networks Group for Railfuture, Chris will draw in this talk on the book on rail policy making which Chris published in 2015 jointly with Lord Faulkner.

 25 to 26 November 2017
Outreach Stand
Warley Model Railway Exhibition
National Exhibition Centre

 8 January 2018
Evening Talk
Annual General Meeting and Member's Social Evening

The Annual General Meeting followed by the Member's Social Evening with refreshments and drinks,  Members should obtain tickets by 31st December 2017, these are available at £10 per person.

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.



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. There is a requested donation of £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.

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.