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Oxfordshire Railway Society,
Botley, Oxford.

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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 July and August.

ORS hold a varied selected of talks, often from distinguished 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 the independent film maker Alan Wilmott of Windjammer Films, himself a former employee of British Transport Films. However the society is saddened that he has recently died. He came to us for 25 years, and we presented him with a replica 81F shedplate to mark the occasion.

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 steam).

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.

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2015

There were 107 entries from 14 photographers, with the 4 classes roughly evenly supported, both of these number were records. Frank Blackwell who again judged the entries, commented on the quality of the pictures, saying also that the standard improves each year. Unfortumately he was unable to come to the societies meeting on the night, but his comments, along with some other observations and tips were given by Laurence Walters, the well known and respected local Railway photographer and author.
As in recent previous years the overall, best in competition picture was voted on by the members present, who chose Andrew Suckling’s ‘On Landwasser Viaduct’ as the overall winner. Andrew also achieved a clean sweep in the ‘Through the Carriage Window’ class. Very well done Andrew.

Winning pictures from this and previous years can be seen can be seen from the news page.

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Last updated 19/03/2015

 

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