Tickets are available for members to visit Sir William McAlpine’s Railway and Museum at Fawley Hill near Henley on Sunday 5th August 2018. Times are from 12:00 till around 17:00.

There are no restrictions on whom may attend however although wheelchair passengers can be accommodated on the train please note the museum does not have wheelchair accessible toilets and part of the museum building is only accessible via stairs.

Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic or refreshments will be available via a pop-up café in the station building.

The train may be ridden as often as visitors like and they normally run about 10-12 trains per day with each trip taking around 15 minutes as the line is 1.25 miles in length.

Admission to Fawley is strictly by invitation only and although there is no admission charge they ask all visitors to make a suggested voluntary donation of £10 (adults >16 years) and £5 (children 10-15). Children under 10 still need an invitation but they do not request a donation for youngsters.

Please email John Gribble at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested and I will get back to you.

 

 

A visit has been arrragned to The Museum Depot in Acton to veiw London Transport's working museum store housing over 370,000 objects. Sights include rare road & rail vehicles spanning over 100 years, bus and rail sheds, signs, ceramic tiles, ephemera and ticket machines.

The visit will from 11:00 to 13:00 on Tuesday 6th March 2018. Bookings for this event have now closed.

 

 

Brooklands Museum would like to extend an invitation to all owners of vehicles from British Marques to join them at the Museum on Sunday 4th March.

British Marques Day

 

Previously known as Austin Morris Day, they have decided to open the event to owners of any vehicle from a British Marque, to celebrate the rich history of the long-standing motoring industry in Britain. So, if you are the owner of a vehicle from Alvis to Wolseley, or Armstrong-Siddeley to Vauxhall, you are welcome to come and join them for the day.

 

They are offering the chance for drivers to take part in a cavalcade around the Mercedes-Benz World circuit at lunch time and then to take part in ascents of  the famous Test Hill during the afternoon. Registration for both of these activities will be on the day.   

 

While at the Museum, everyone will have access to the displays of cars, motorcycles and aircraft and the new Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed exhibitions which are now open. Concorde will be open for the Concorde Experience and the 4D Theatre will be open for rides, including the Napier Railton around the Brooklands Circuit, Mike Hawthorn driving a D Type Jaguar around Le Mans or the Red Arrows during a display. What could be more British than those? (These are bookable on the day at extra cost.)

 

The café and other catering outlets will be offering a choice of great British foods during the day, and will of course offer somewhere to stop for a nice “cup of rosie lee”.

 

If your Club would like to reserve a space on site to display your cars in, then please contact the Events Team at Brooklands Museum to book it using the attached booking form. We are also offering a £2 discount on tickets for adults and seniors who would like to book and pay for these in advance.

 

Should you have any questions about the day then please contact Steve Castle on 01932 857381 Ext 244 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Donna Hopton on 01932 857381 Ext 253 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On Saturday 3rd March 2018 the Britten Norman Aircraft Preservation Society is providing an opportunity to visit their workshop where the aircraft that operated the first scheduled passenger service for Aurigny on 1 March 1968, B-N Islander G-AVCN, is under restoration and to meet some of the restoration team.

All are welcome to attend. The workshop will be open between 12:00 and 16:00. The workshop is located within the premises of a plant hire firm call Reynolds and Read. The address is Brickfields Site, Newnham Road, Near Ryde, PO33 3TH. Car parking is to the right of the site main entrance. Southern Vectis No 37 bus service leaves Ryde Esplanade on the hour every hour and stops outside the Brickfields site main entrance.

Disclaimer Notice: Vehicles are parked on site at the owner’s own risk regarding any loss or damage. Visitors are asked to take due care when on site and during workshop tours as this is a working area.

On arrival visitors are asked to check in with BNAPS at a reception desk located in Reynolds and Read Ltd Reception, the entrance faces the car park. Escorted workshop tours will be organised at the BNAPS reception desk,

Light refreshments will be available at no charge. Donations to help restoration will be gratefully received.

For further Information and to notify your intention to attend the event please contact BNAPS: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone: 01329315561 Mobile: 07840036216

 

 

 

A visit is being organised on Wednesday 4th July 2018 that will be a royal marriage of buses, coaches and trains near Windsor. The visit will start at 10:45. We will meet in the former Thames Valley Traction Co. Maidenhead waiting room where tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. After a presentation by Colin Billington on the Thames Valley & Great Western Omnibus Trust scope, activities, vehicle and archive collections there will be a tour of the restoration workshops and vehicle storage buildings which house around 70 preserved buses and coaches, dating from the First World War to the 1980s. After a buffet lunch there will be a vintage bus or coach tour via Windsor Great Park and Windsor to David Buck’s premises at Fifield to view his railway collection which includes his Finnish broad gauge Pacific 1016. If you are interested please email John Gribble at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The cost has not yet been finalised and details will be updated when known.

 

 

 

An outing is being organised for Sunday 10th June 2018 to Liss in Hampshire. The day will start at 10:00 with a visit to William Medcalf Vintage Bentley which is a restoration and rally preparation specialist, passionate about preserving vintage Bentleys. After this we will move on to the nearby Hollycombe Steam Collection at Liphook, where all being well, Brian Gooding, the Editor of Transport Digest will introduce us to his Babcock & Wilcox steam roller and you will be able to enjoy the other steam attractions. The admission charge for Hollycombe is £16, or £14 for seniors, and the ticket lasts for 12 months.

For more details please look at http://vintagebentley.com and http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

If you are interested in joining the group please email John Gribble at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

 

 

Members of the Transport Trust have been invited to visit the Beeches Light Railway in Steeple Aston in Oxfordshire on either Saturday 26th May 2018 or on Saturday 25th August 2018. The Beeches Light Railway is a private narrow gauge railway in the garden of Adrian Shooter, the former director of Chiltern Railways.

There is approximately 1 mile of track, and visitors on the open days are free to wander around the track and engine sheds at will, with many photo opportunities of the 2’ gauge engine which will be operational all afternoon. Unlimited free travel and a BBQ lunch is included in the £30 ticket price.  The day starts at 12:15, with lunch being served from 13:00. 

Final numbers and payment needs to be advised to the Beeches Light Railway at least two weeks before each day, so it is necessary for attendees to book and pay for places before either the 5th of May or the 5th of August. Only those whose cheques have been received by the requisite date will be able to attend. This is a delightful garden railway which some members have visited before. Please send your application and a cheque, for £30 per person, made out to The Transport Trust to John Gribble, 18 Vincent Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3JB. Please also email John Gribble to say you are coming. The full address of the railway will be emailed to those attending.

Further details on the railway can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeches_Light_Railway

John Gribble This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

01932 863428

 

 

I am considering arranging a visit to the British Airways Heritage Collection at Heathrow in April or May 2018.

British Airways would give a presentation followed by the opportunity to have a browse around their Heritage Centre.

There’s no charge for visits but they welcome a nominal £2 per person towards the welcoming tea/coffee + biscuits (oh yes!).

Probable duration in the Centre is two hours before or after which we could partake in lunch/refreshments on site.

There is also staff shop on site with a selection of merchandise.

If you are interested please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If sufficient people are interested I will organise it. 

 

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