Oxfordshire Railway Society,
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The Oxfordshire Railway Society was formed in 1975 by a group
who felt that there was a need in the Oxford district for a railway society
to cater for the general railway enthusiast.
ORS meetings, where a
friendly atmosphere prevails, are held on the second Wednesday of each
month, excepting June, July and August.
ORS hold a varied selected of talks, often from distinguished speakers
(click here to see a selection of speakers). They are illustrated by film
or slides and range from steam trains to diesel engines, from broad to
narrow gauge, and from foreign to local interest.
In December we hold the Oxfordshire Railway Society's Annual Bumper
Film Show (with seasonal refreshments) which has been presented for many
years by independent film maker Alan Wilmott of Windjammer Films, himself
a former employee of British Transport Films,
We meet in a comfortable room at 7.30pm at the Seacourt Day Centre, Seacourt
Road, Oxford, close to the A34/A420 junction at Botley. Light refreshments
are served in the interval, and meetings usually close at about 10.00pm.
An Oxfordshire Railway Society map can be
found by clicking here.
ORS also publish a monthly newsletter Buffer
Stop, the latest version may be read online soon after
the monthly meeting, and the annual ORS journal,
81F (named after the Oxford railway sheds in the days of
In addition we hold trips to places of railway interest in the summer.
Photographs of previous Oxfordshire Railway Society
trips can be seen by clicking here.
The 2013 Photographic Competition was won by Matthew Searle, with a scene
called Didcot Sunset.There were 82entries, and the winners were announced
at the February meeting, when Frank Blackwell again kindly judged the
The 2011, 2012 and 2013 winning pictures can be seen from the news page
Click here for latest