THE BRITISH OVERSEAS RAILWAYS HISTORICAL TRUST
 
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Events


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

Tracks to the Trenches, Apedale, Friday 13 to Sunday 15 July, 2018

Gaugemaster open weekend, 1st and 2nd September, 2018

CFV3V International Steam Festival, Marienbourg, Belgium, 22 & 23 Sept 2018

British Veterans at Home and Abroad, Marylebone, 8 Oct 2018

ExpoNG at Swanley, Saturday, 27 Oct 2018

XING AGM and Annual Dinner, 17 November 2018. XING

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 borht.org@gmail.com to volunteer.


Show Reports

Sierra Leone at Locomotion, 8 & 9 Sep 2012.


Tracks to the Trenches

Weekend of 13, 14 & 15 July, 2018 at the Apedale Valley Light Railway, for details see the Tracks to the Trenches website.

We will have a stand with displays of posters and models etc. of Great War interest.

We hope to launch our new book "British Military Railways Overseas in the Great War."


Gaugemaster Open Weekend.

The Gaugemaster Open Weekend is on Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd September 2018 at their shop by Ford Station.

We will have a table with the WW1 collection and related display and sales.


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 22 and 23 September 2018.

We will have a stand in the museum building at Treignes Station with a display of HO/OO models relevant to the Great War of 1914-18.

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


British Veterans at Home and Abroad.

Presentation by Nick Lera to the Friends of the National Railway Museum
at St Pauls Church, Rossmore Road, Marylebone at 18.45 on 8 Oct 2018.


ExpoNG

The exhibition will be held on

Saturday, 27 October 2018.

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 of Great War interest.

For more details about ExpoNG see the ExpoNG website.


XING . . . . AGM 2018 . . . . ANNUAL DINNER . . . . XING

The 2018 AGM will be held at Keen House on Saturday 17 Nov 2018 at 2 p.m.

The meeting will be followed at 15:15 hrs by two presentations on military railway activity in lesser known theatres of the Great War,

The first will be by Kevin Patience on the Uganda Railway at War 1914-1916.
The seond will be titled "A Great and Urgent Imperial Service" British Military Railways in the German Southwest African Campaign
and will be given by Julian Rainbow.

Non-members are welcome to attend the talks.


Library and Shop Openings

We have reinstated 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 10th July 2018. There will be no opening in August.

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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