Membership Details

The Society produces a monthly newsletter – "Track Topics" – and has done so without a break since 1948. As well as giving details of forthcoming meetings, and reporting previous ones, it aims to provide members with local railway news and articles of historic interest. Contributions from members are welcome.

The Southern Counties Railway Society is run by an elected Executive Committee comprising Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and up to four additional members. The Society also has a Life President.

Meetings, comprising slide or filmshows, talks or quizzes are held on the third Saturday of the month between September and June. Entry to meetings is free, but we request that frequent visitors become members of the Society. The June meeting is the Annual General Meeting. The venue is The Friends Meeting House, 1A Ordnance Road, off London Road, Southampton SO15 2AZ.

Membership is open to any person aged 14 years or over. Further details are provided on the membership form, as below or can be emailed to you as a PDF.

The membership cost is £20.00/ £25.00 joint.

The meeting room used is generally the Main Hall on the ground floor. Wheelchair access is via a ramp and there is an accessible unisex toilet. On rare occasions we move to the Upstairs Room which is not accessible by persons with impaired mobility. Doors open at 18.15hrs with the meeting commencing at 18.45hrs and finishing around 21.00hrs. Tea and coffee is available, for which a donation is requested to cover our costs.