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


5th December –  Steve Bigley on Railway Insignia.

2018 Programme

2 Jan   Mike Russell – tramways of north Africa 1974 – 2014. A look at ancient trams in Egypt, alongside the newer French-style systems being built.


6 Feb   Author Michael Baker visits us from Wareham to give a digital presentation of the Southern rail scene over the last 60 years.


6 Mar  John Laker will share some more of his ever-popular tram ciné library.


3 Apr  Mark Greening – slides from the Derek Pye collection, covering Hampshire and the surrounding area from the 1950s to the 1970s.


1 May Bob Hodges presents tramway videos of Vienna, Manchester, Granada, San Francisco and Crich.


5 June Members’ slides. This will be slides, not digital.


4 Sept  Martyn Davies brings another of his selections of railway slides.


2 Oct   Paul Coles takes us on a tour of preserved trams in the British Isles.


6 Nov  AGM followed by members’ digital slides.


4 Dec   We welcome David Brown who will address us on Southern Electric trains, from 1939 to the present day.


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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

11th December

 Member’s Evening including the Annual Raffle.