Local groups


All meetings will commence at 19:30 and will consist of 2 sessions of 40 minutes with a 15 minute interval.


4 January – Mike Russell. Subject to be confirmed

1 February – Stephen Bigey will undertake a survey of freight trains from 2013, mostly in England (including the Settle & Carlisle line ) but will include some from South Wales.

1 March – John Laker will share some more of his ever-popular tram ciné library. 

5 April – Classic Southern EMUs in Colour – David Brown

3 MayBob Hodges presents more live action from his tramway DVD series – programme TBA.

7 June – Members’  slides.

Guests are welcome to join the meetings, so please encourage your friends to join us.

The South Hampshire Branch, in conjunction with the Southern area of the Light Rail Transit Association, normally 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.


Due to Covid restrictions the planned meetings for this group may change, please check with the website before attending.


January 10th Newtown to Barry Island via Milford Haven. Taffy’s Travels through Wales (Part 2)

February 14th  Reading South to London Victoria via Dover. A South Eastern journey with Peter Jones

Both the above presentations will be by Zoom. ID & Password from John Piper on mobile 07715698553 or segsales@southernelectric.org.uk

 Providing there are no further restrictions the following meetings will be held at the Southwick Community Centre. BN42 4TE between 7.30 & 10 pm.

March    14th   Railway Rambles with Paul Snelling.

April   11th   Annual General Meeting followed by a further selection of the late Mike Stringer’s slides presented by David Start.

May     9th   David Brown takes a look at the Electric traction on the LMS.

June      13th   Chepstow to the Cardiff Valleys.  (Part 3 of Taffy’s journey through his Homeland.

July     11th  A Photographic trip around the Regions with Colin Burnham

August 8th   Rail Roving 2019 part 2. Keith Carter continues his journeys.

September 12th  Derek Osborne presents film of Steam in Action.

October   10th  A further selection of Southern & BR coaches with Mike King

November 14th  B.R in the 1980s part 2. More slides from Andrew Marshall’s collection.

December 12th  Member’s evening plus the annual raffle.

All meetings normally 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