Local groups


The South Hampshire Branch, in conjunction with the Southern area of the Light Rail Transit Association, hold their joint meetings at The Eastleigh Railway Institute in Romsey Road, SO50 9FE and start at 19:30, on the first Tuesday of every month. Anyone with an interest in railways and tramways is very welcome. The venue is a short walk from the railway and bus stations and there is ample parking nearby.

2017 Programme

2nd May
Doug Cross and Peter Hall share the stage with another wide-ranging tram tour.
6th June
Members’ slide evening  (digital – please bring a memory stick).
July & August
Summer break – no meetings.
5th September

Martyn Davies presents another railway miscellany – be prepared for audience participation!

3rd October

Steve Dungay – Trams and other modes of transport in and around Vienna.

7th November
AGM followed by members’ digital slides.
5th December
Steve Bigley on Railway Insignia.


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Other Information

There is a charge of £3.00 to cover meeting costs and light refreshments are available at the Institute. Visitors and prospective new members are invited to attend. For further information about South Hampshire Branch meetings please contact John Goodrich, the South Hampshire Branch Secretary.  email to southhantsbranch@southernelectric.org.uk

Please mention the Southern Electric Group website when making enquiries or attending meetings for the first time.


All meetings take place in the Deall Room at Southwick Community Centre, Southwick Street, Southwick, Sussex, BN42 4TE (a short walk from Southwick Railway Station) and commence at 19:30, finishing around 22:00. There is limited car parking on site and opposite.

For further information about the Sussex Branch meetings please contact Peter Jones the Sussex Branch Secretary. email to sussexbranch@southernelectric.org.uk


2017 Programme

 8th May
 Brian Jackson presents part four of his father Bill’s collection of railway pictures.

12th June

 The story of Cross Rail told by Phil Hinde.
 10th July
Cine films down Memory Lane with Keith Carter, also featuring some of the Gerry

14th August

“Ventnor to Waterloo”. Peter Jones concludes his South Western journey.
11th September
 An update on the Brighton Atlantic Project with David Jones.

9th October

 “Railways at War”. How the lines coped in the many conflicts with David Start.
13th November
 “The Silent Block Bell part 2”. We visit a further selection of our signal boxes with
Andrew Marshall.

11th December

 Member’s Evening including the Annual Raffle.