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The events which we will be attending over the next few months will include

CFV3V International Steam Festival, Marienbourg, Belgium, 23 & 24 Sept 2017

Talk by Paddy Farrell on Argentina, Bromley, 3 Oct 2017

ExpoNG at Swanley, Saturday, 28 Oct 2017

XING AGM and Annual Dinner, 18 November 2017. XING
Plus The Lunatic Line Twilight of the Metre Gauge.

Global Rail at Didcot, Sunday 29 April 2018

Library and Shop Openings

Your opportunity to meet us if you are not a member and for members to meet members of the Council of Management and other Trust members.

We always need help with shows and so if you can help please email us at to volunteer.

Show Reports

Sierra Leone at Locomotion, 8 & 9 Sep 2012.

CFV3V International Steam Festival

The International Steam Festival takes place at the Chemin de Fer à Vapeur des Trois Vallées at Mariembourg in Belgium on Saturday and Sunday, the 23 and 24 September 2017.

We will have a stand in the museum building at Treignes Station with a display of HO models and posters relevant to the 200th anniversary of the opening by John Cockerill of his factory at Seraing. We will also have the Rum-Tum-Tali Railway.

More details of the International Steam Festival can be found on the 3 Valleys website

Lecture on the Railways of Argentina.

Presentation by BORHT member Prof Paddy Farrell to the IET Retired Members Group at 10.00 for 10.30hrs on 3rd October 2017 at Bromley Central Library.


The exhibition will be held on

Saturday, 28 October 2017.

Opening times are 10:00 to 17:00 and the venue is, as usual, the White Oak Leisure Centre, Swanley, Kent.

We will have a sales stand and display of models.

For more details about ExpoNG see the ExpoNG website.

XING . . . . AGM 2017 . . . . ANNUAL DINNER . . . . XING

The 2017 AGM will be held at Keen House on Saturday 18 Nov 2017 at 2 p.m.

It will be followed by the Annual Dinner, details to follow.

The Lunatic Line Twilight of the Metre Gauge. From 15.00 hrs there will be a presentation of slides and DVD's reviewing the metre gauge in Kenya in the light of the opening earlier this year of the controversial new standard gauge line between Nairobi and Mombasa. The Presenter will be the noted East African specialist Geoff Warren. The DVD's will be provided by Nick Lera.

Non-members are welcome to attend the presentation.

The programme for the day will be as follows (timings approximate):


The exhibition will be held on

Sunday, 29 April 2018.

Opening times are 10:03 to 14:30 and the venue is, as usual, Didcot Civic Centre, Britwell Rd, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7JN.

We will have a sales stand and display of models.

Library and Shop Openings

We are reinstating general library open days on the second Tuesday in the month.

The next Library and Shop opening will be from 14.00 to 20.00 hrs on Tuesday 13th June 2017,
followed by the same times on 11th July, 12th Sept. and 10th Oct.
The library is still open for research by appointment at other times.

You may arrange with Mostyn Lewis or Paul Waters to visit the library at other times, except Sundays. Access can be arranged from 10.00 to 21.00 hrs Monday to Friday, 10.00 to 17.00 Saturdays - email our Registered Office.

For instructions to find the library, see How to Find Us on the More about the Trust page.

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