Archived Meeting Reports

Railways Remembered – North East England

By ESX South Essex | 2024-02-19

Presenter: Charles Roberts – Chairman, Online Transport Archive Virtual Meeting via Zoom Charles first introduced the Online Transport Archive, a not-for-profit charity whose aims are to preserve photos and videos…

Transforming Rail Travel Across East Anglia – The Greater Anglia Story

By ESX South Essex | 2024-01-15

Presenter: Jonathan Denby – Head of Corporate Affairs – Greater Anglia Virtual Meeting via Zoom Jonathan first set the context for the main part of the presentation by briefly reviewing…

Off the Beaten (Railway) Track

By ESX South Essex | 2023-12-18

Presenter: Iain Scotchman Virtual Meeting via Zoom South Essex Branch member Iain Scotchman presented an eclectic mix of railway locations under the banner title “Off the Beaten (Railway) Track” All…

That was the year that was 1966

By ESX South Essex | 2023-11-20

Presenter: Geoff Plumb Hybrid Meeting at Shenfield Parish Hall and Via Zoom 1966 was a busy year for Geoff (a lifelong railway enthusiast) who, whilst still a schoolboy, was nevertheless,…

British Rail in the Early 1980s – The Swansong of Corporate Identity

By ESX South Essex | 2023-10-16

Presenter: Mervyn Rogers Physical Meeting at Shenfield Parish Hall On 16th October, South Essex Branch member, Mervyn Rogers presented his talk on the “British Rail in the early 1980s –…

The New Essex Lines of the Great Eastern Railway

By ESX South Essex | 2023-09-18

Presenter: Nathaniel Dodd Physical Meeting at Shenfield Parish Hall On 18th September 27 members were entertained by Nathaniel Dodd on the topic of “The New Essex Lines of the GER”.…

The Year 2000

By ESX South Essex | 2023-07-17

Presenter: Adrian Palmer Physical Meeting at Shenfield Parish Hall Adrian has over 50 years’ experience of being a rail fan. Occasionally his work took him overseas. His first self-led sortie…

The Lost Railways of Essex

By ESX South Essex | 2023-06-19

Presenters: Tony Crosby and Tim Murphy Physical Meeting at Shenfield Parish Hall This was our best turnout so far this year and we enjoyed a slightly different perspective from our…

The Great Eastern Railway: ‘Rarely other than Idiosyncratic’

By ESX South Essex | 2023-05-18

Presenter: Ray Scofield Physical Meeting at Shenfield Parish Hall Ray presented a history of the railways in East Anglia, illustrated with images of many locations as well as trains and…

Baltic Coast Express – A pictorial journey through Germany and Poland to Finland

By ESX South Essex | 2023-04-17

Presenter: Peter Robins Physical Meeting at Shenfield Parish Hall Peter told us that he considered himself to be a lifelong railway enthusiast. He was not really sure how it all…