Australian Railway Historical Society Victorian Division Inc.

 

PO Box 748, Williamstown, Vic, 3016

Events

Entertainment Meetings

We invite you to attend our monthly Entertainment Meetings for members and friends on the fourth Thursday of each month January to November.  For 2018, the December meeting occurs on Tuesday 11 December.

Meetings are held in the Hayden Raysmith Room, Level Four, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane,Melbourne.

Meetings commence at 8.00pm and usually finish by 10.30pm.  Supper is usually provided (tea, coffee and biscuits - at a charge of $1.00).

You are welcome to come in from 7.30 pm.  The Sales table operates before the start of the meeting and offers the latest publications.

Meetings usually consist of a presentation by a Guest Speaker our by one of our members or a video show by our Film and Video group.  Tea and coffee available at interval.

The details of the Meetings for 2018 are shown in the table below.


Luncheon Outings

Outings are held usually on the first Tuesday of the month.

The details of the Outings for the remainder of 2018 are shown in the table below.


Lunchtime Meetings

Meetings are held, usually on a two-monthly basis.  The meetings commence at 11:00 and are usually completed by 2:00pm. A light lunch is available to order at a small charge.; Details are given in a flyer.  Meetings are usually held in the Meeting Room at the Prahran Mechanics Institute Library, 39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran.  Attendees can browse through the Society Library after the meeting.
 

Timetable of Meetings, Tours and Events for 2018

Day Date Subject Speaker or Organiser
  2018    
Tuesday 3 April

Luncheon outing: Lancefield

click here for the flyer

RSVP by Thu 29 March to (03) 9893 1677 (evenings 1930 - 2100)
Thursday March 22 Members' Meeting - "Film Night - 4 films from the National Film and Sound Archive"
    Conquest of Distance
    Trans Australian Railway (silent) (1925)
    Tea and Sugar Train (1954)
    Standard Gauge Railway from Marree to Port Augusta (1958)

Venue:
   Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 7:30pm for 8:00pm start
Ron Bridger 
Wednesday 7 March

Luncheon outing: Sky Rail Revisited - Note this event is on WEDNESDAY not the usual Tuesday

click here for the flyer

RSVP by Thu 1 February to (03) 9893 1677 (evenings 1930 - 2100)
       
Thursday February 22 Members' Meeting - "Victorian Goldfields Railway - current developments" Andrew Reynolds
Thursday 15 February Daytime Meeting at PRAHRAN MECHANICS INSTITUTE, 39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran, 3181
Speaker and topic: Adrian Ponton; The Whittlesea Railway: a railway that was given a second chance.
RSVP by Tue 13 February to 0448 817 775
Tuesday 6 February Luncheon outing to Southlands Station and Mt Martha RSVP by Thu 1 February
       
Thursday January 25 Members' Meeting - "Safe-working on Puffing  Billy" Greg Michael 
Tuesday January 2 There is no Luncheon Outing for January  

Timetable of Meetings, Tours and Events for 2017

Day Date Subject Speaker or Organiser
  2017    
Tuesday December 12 Annual Film Night –
plus the award of the prizes in the Monthly Photographic Competition and the C.D. Gavan Duffy Winner of Winners Photographic Competition
Film and Video Group 
Tuesday December 5 pre-ChristmasLuncheon Outing to Stawell RSVP by Thu 30 November
       
Thursday November 23 The Newport Railway Museum 2014 to 2017 A progress report Museum Management team
Tuesday November 7 Luncheon Outing - Eaglehawk, Bendigo and Epsom RSVP by Thu 28 October
       
Tuesday October 10 Luncheon Outing to Maryborough RSVP by 5 October 2017 
       
Thursday September 28 The Bellarine Railway. David Price
Tuesday September 5 Luncheon Outing - Ferry to Portarlington RSVP by 31 August
       
Thursday August 24 following the AGM: t.b.a.  
Thursday August 24 Annual General Meeting  
Thursday August 17 Daytime Meeting - "Transport Safety Victoria" speaker: Fergus Moffat
Tuesday August 1 Luncheon Outing - Tram Route 58 and Bus Route 605 RSVP by 27 July
       
Thursday July 27 "Where is it?" - Presentation of various
locations, unidentified images from the Archive
Collection
presented by Jonathan Scutt
Tuesday July 4 Luncheon Outing - Skyrail progress - Dandenong, Bayswater, Heatherdale RSVP by 29 June
       
Thursday June 22 Film and Video Group Details: to be confirmed
Saturday, Sunday June 10-11 Steam Rally Echuca-Moama at Rotary Park, Echuca  
Saturday, Sunday, Monday June 10-12 Waverley Model Railway Club exhibition at Brandon Park community Centre  
Tuesday June 6 50th Luncheon Outing - Whittlesea and Kinglake RSVP byJune 2
       
Thursday May 25 Speaker from a Tourist and Heritage Railway Guest Speaker: David Price from Bellarine Railway
Tuesday May 16

Daytime Meeting
The birth, life and death of a country branch line - Healesville

RSVP by 14 May 2017
Tuesday May 2 Luncheon Outing - Caroline Springs, Ginifer and St Albans RSVP by 27 April
       
Saturday April 29 Great Railway Swap Meet  
Thursday April 27 Members Meeting - Projects and Progress at the Museum. Speakers: John Hawthorne and Nick Hewitt
Saturday, Sunday April 15, 16 Yarra Valley Model Railway Club exhibition at Diamond Creek  
Tuesday April 4 Luncheon Outing - Farewell Tram Route 8 RSVP by 30 March
       
Thursday March 23 Film and Video Group Details: Castlemaine & Maldon, Tocumwal line
Saturday, Sunday, Monday  March 11-13 Sandown Train and Hobby Exhibition  
Tuesday 7 March Luncheon Outing - 3 Gauges RSVP by 2 March
       
Saturday February 25 Regional Members Meeting at Shepparton Ian Jenkin
Thursday February 23 A speaker from the Level Crossing Removal
Authority.
Guest Speaker: to be confirmed
Thursday February 16 Morning meeting at Prahran Mechanics institute - details - t.b.a.. Guest Speaker: tobe confirmed
Tuesday February 7 Luncheon Outing to Docklands Enquiries: (03) 9889 5140 between 19:30 and 20:30
       
Thursday January 26 Rail travel journeys encompassing travel
on a range of different gauges.
Member Greg Michael
       

Daytime meetings are held a few times per year and details of them will be posted in these pages.
 

 

Entertainment Meetings

We invite you to attend our monthly Entertainment Meetings for members and friends on the fourth Thursday of each month January to November.  For 2018, the December meeting occurs on Tuesday 11 December.

Meetings are held in the Hayden Raysmith Room, Level Four, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane,Melbourne.

Meetings commence at 8.00pm and usually finish by 10.30pm.  Supper is usually provided (tea, coffee and biscuits - at a charge of $1.00).

You are welcome to come in from 7.30 pm.  The Sales table operates before the start of the meeting and offers the latest publications.

Meetings usually consist of a presentation by a Guest Speaker our by one of our members or a video show by our Film and Video group.  Tea and coffee available at interval.

The details of the Meetings for 2018 are shown in the table below.


Luncheon Outings

Outings are held usually on the first Tuesday of the month.

The details of the Outings for the remainder of 2018 are shown in the table below.


Lunchtime Meetings

Meetings are held, usually on a two-monthly basis.  The meetings commence at 11:00 and are usually completed by 2:00pm. A light lunch is available to order at a small charge.; Details are given in a flyer.  Meetings are usually held in the Meeting Room at the Prahran Mechanics Institute Library, 39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran.  Attendees can browse through the Society Library after the meeting.
 

Timetable of Meetings, Tours and Events for 2018

Day Date Subject Speaker or Organiser
  2018    
Tuesday 3 April Luncheon outing: Lancefield RSVP by Thu 29 March to (03) 9893 1677 (evenings 1930 - 2100)
Thursday March 22 Members' Meeting - "Film Night - 4 films from the National Film and Sound Archive"
    Conquest of Distance
    Trans Australian Railway (silent) (1925)
    Tea and Sugar Train (1954)
    Standard Gauge Railway from Marree to Port Augusta (1958)
Ron BridgerGreg Michael 
Wednesday 7 March Luncheon outing: Sky Rail Revisited - Note this event is on WEDNESDAY not the usual Tuesday RSVP by Thu 1 February to (03) 9893 1677 (evenings 1930 - 2100)
       
Thursday February 22 Members' Meeting - "Victorian Goldfields Railway - current developments" Andrew Reynolds
Thursday 15 February Daytime Meeting at PRAHRAN MECHANICS INSTITUTE, 39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran, 3181
Speaker and topic: Adrian Ponton; The Whittlesea Railway: a railway that was given a second chance.
RSVP by Tue 13 February to 0448 817 775
Tuesday 6 February Luncheon outing to Southlands Station and Mt Martha RSVP by Thu 1 February
       
Thursday January 25 Members' Meeting - "Safe-working on Puffing  Billy" Greg Michael 
Tuesday January 2 There is no Luncheon Outing for January  

Timetable of Meetings, Tours and Events for 2017

Day Date Subject Speaker or Organiser
  2017    
Tuesday December 12 Annual Film Night –
plus the award of the prizes in the Monthly Photographic Competition and the C.D. Gavan Duffy Winner of Winners Photographic Competition
Film and Video Group 
Tuesday December 5 pre-ChristmasLuncheon Outing to Stawell RSVP by Thu 30 November
       
Thursday November 23 The Newport Railway Museum 2014 to 2017 A progress report Museum Management team
Tuesday November 7 Luncheon Outing - Eaglehawk, Bendigo and Epsom RSVP by Thu 28 October
       
Tuesday October 10 Luncheon Outing to Maryborough RSVP by 5 October 2017 
       
Thursday September 28 The Bellarine Railway. David Price
Tuesday September 5 Luncheon Outing - Ferry to Portarlington RSVP by 31 August
       
Thursday August 24 following the AGM: t.b.a.  
Thursday August 24 Annual General Meeting  
Thursday August 17 Daytime Meeting - "Transport Safety Victoria" speaker: Fergus Moffat
Tuesday August 1 Luncheon Outing - Tram Route 58 and Bus Route 605 RSVP by 27 July
       
Thursday July 27 "Where is it?" - Presentation of various
locations, unidentified images from the Archive
Collection
presented by Jonathan Scutt
Tuesday July 4 Luncheon Outing - Skyrail progress - Dandenong, Bayswater, Heatherdale RSVP by 29 June
       
Thursday June 22 Film and Video Group Details: to be confirmed
Saturday, Sunday June 10-11 Steam Rally Echuca-Moama at Rotary Park, Echuca  
Saturday, Sunday, Monday June 10-12 Waverley Model Railway Club exhibition at Brandon Park community Centre  
Tuesday June 6 50th Luncheon Outing - Whittlesea and Kinglake RSVP byJune 2
       
Thursday May 25 Speaker from a Tourist and Heritage Railway Guest Speaker: David Price from Bellarine Railway
Tuesday May 16

Daytime Meeting
The birth, life and death of a country branch line - Healesville

RSVP by 14 May 2017
Tuesday May 2 Luncheon Outing - Caroline Springs, Ginifer and St Albans RSVP by 27 April
       
Saturday April 29 Great Railway Swap Meet  
Thursday April 27 Members Meeting - Projects and Progress at the Museum. Speakers: John Hawthorne and Nick Hewitt
Saturday, Sunday April 15, 16 Yarra Valley Model Railway Club exhibition at Diamond Creek  
Tuesday April 4 Luncheon Outing - Farewell Tram Route 8 RSVP by 30 March
       
Thursday March 23 Film and Video Group Details: Castlemaine & Maldon, Tocumwal line
Saturday, Sunday, Monday  March 11-13 Sandown Train and Hobby Exhibition  
Tuesday 7 March Luncheon Outing - 3 Gauges RSVP by 2 March
       
Saturday February 25 Regional Members Meeting at Shepparton Ian Jenkin
Thursday February 23 A speaker from the Level Crossing Removal
Authority.
Guest Speaker: to be confirmed
Thursday February 16 Morning meeting at Prahran Mechanics institute - details - t.b.a.. Guest Speaker: tobe confirmed
Tuesday February 7 Luncheon Outing to Docklands Enquiries: (03) 9889 5140 between 19:30 and 20:30
       
Thursday January 26 Rail travel journeys encompassing travel
on a range of different gauges.
Member Greg Michael
       

Daytime meetings are held a few times per year and details of them will be posted in these pages.
 

 

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