This page contains details of the meetings of our Area Groups, other HMRS meetings and our participation in events organised by others.

For directions and how to contact the Area Group Organiser go to the Area Groups page.

2020

Mon.  6 January 18:30 for 19:00

London Area Group; The Kings Cross Railway Lands. Peter Darley will introduce the station; goods depot; locomotive sheds; competition between horse, man and machine; handling of coal and general merchandise; the high point of steam, and the decline of railway use. The talk places the Railway Lands in a broad London and national context, as for example in the role of coal duties to fund London’s infrastructure.

Thu. 9 January 20:10

Sussex Area Group; KK’s Rail roving in 2019. Presented by Keith Carter.

Sat. 25 January 14:30

Bristol Area Group; Member’s Presentations (please advise organizer).

Wed. 29 January 19:30

Bletchley Area Group“3 line whip!” - 3 talks, Tony Manktelow - "Confessions of a postcard collector", Alan Rhodes "A Mystery Tour" and Ted Sadler "Improving photos on a computer and creating P O wagon decals.

Fri. 31 January 19:30

Essex Area Group; Visit to Geoff Ashdown’s “Tower Pier” EM gauge  railway.

Mon.  3 February 18:30 for 19:00

London Area Group; Chris Lyons, former GC SW trains driver, will give us a second slide show from his collection with antidotes and stories from his time as a driver.

Thu. 13 February 20:10

Sussex Area Group; To be arranged.

Sat. 22 February 14:30

Bristol Area Group; Arun Quay and the Art of Compromise, Gordon Gravett.

Wed. 26 February 19:30

Bletchley Area Group; "Buckingham - the model", David Elwyn.

Fri. 28 February 19:30

Essex Area Group; You Can’t Do It Like That Now - A Researcher’s Tale, John Watling.

Mon. 2 March 18:30 for 19:00

London Area Group; The Bricklayers Arms Branch including the MPD and goods yard, Tony Riley

Thu. 12 March 20:10

Sussex Area Group; BR Mark 1 stock particularly on the Southern.  An illustrated talk by Mike King.

Sat. 21 March 14:30 Note Change of Date

Bristol Area Group; Chris Youett annual visit of vintage colour slides. 

Wed. 25 March 19:30

Bletchley Area Group; The North Staffordshire Railway Part 1, Brian Sullivan and Tommy Tomlin.

Fri. 27 March 19:30

Essex Area Group; The Raven Pacifics, John Shaw.

Thu. 9 April 20:10

Sussex Area Group; To be arranged.

Fri. 24 April 19:30

Essex Area Group; “Gauge O Guild DVDs”, Dan Glading.

Sat. 25 April 14:30

Bristol Area Group; 75 Years of Railway Photography, Part 3, Philip J Kelly.

Wed. 29 April 19:30

Bletchley Area Group; Wolverton Works - the last 30 years - demolition and the rise of Tesco! Phil Marsh.

Thu. 14 May 20:10

Sussex Area Group; The Maunsell Locomotive Society, an illustrated talk by David Jones.

Sat. 23 May 14:30

Bristol Area Group; Gauge O Guild DVDs (Bank Holiday Weekend).

Society AGM, venue to be decided.

Wed. 27 May 19:30

Bletchley Area Group; “Evening out” - An abandoned railway walk - Luton Airport Parkway to Harpenden East (ex GNR). Meet at LAP Booking Hall at 19:00.

Fri. 29 May 19:30

Essex Area Group; Constructing Industrial Locomotives in EM gauge, Stuart Firth.

Mon. 1 June 18:30 for 19:00

London Area Group; LMS Electrics, this will include all the former LMS and constituent companies electrified lines. David Brown.

Thu. 11 June 20:10

Sussex Area Group; To be arranged.

Sunday 12 July 10:30

Bletchley Area Group Summer day out to Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway - Workshop tools demonstration in the morning. Trip to Stonehenge Works in the afternoon.

Essex Area Group; Summer 2020 day out - date & venue to be confirmed.

Fri. 31 July 19:30

Essex Area Group; Visit to Bob Page’s “Wateringbury” EM gauge railway.

Fri. 25 September 19:30

Essex Area Group; Private owner wagons of East Anglia, Nigel Bowdidge.

Wed. 30 September 19:30

Bletchley Area Group; Northamptonshire Railways Part 6 (The remaining odds and ends!). Robin Cullup and Brian Sullivan.

Mon. 5 October 18:30 for 19:00

London Area Group; Group Wagons in BR days - Part 2, David Larkin

Wed. 28 October 19:30

Bletchley Area Group; Brighton Line Signalling, Chris Durrant.

Fri. 30 October 19:30

Essex Area Group; The Life and Times of the Eastern Counties Railway, Peter Jones.

Wed. 27 November 18:30 (Note earlier time)

Bletchley Area Group; An evening of discussion and viewing members' current modelling projects.

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