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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.


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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.


April       12th         10 years of Travels in Central and Eastern Europe. Our guide is Nick Kelly.

May        10th    “Every (Train) picture tells a story Simon Jeff’s narrates.

June        14th     Michael Baker presents “The Wonderful Southern EMUs”.

July         12th        A look at the Railways of Mid Sussex with Colin Burnham

August    9th          The AGM followed by David Start presenting a selection of colour slides taken by

                                   The late Mike Stringer.

September 13th Bringing back the Brighton Belle + Atlantic news. Presented by David                       


October    11th    Michael King traces the development of Southern Railway Coaches.

November 8th     Britain’s Railways in the 1980s part 1, The Early 80s.

December 13th   Member’s evening plus the Annual Raffle.


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. Entry is free to members but a charge of £3.00, to help with expenses, is requested from visitors.

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