Australian Railway Historical Society Victorian Division Inc.


PO Box 748, Williamstown, Vic, 3016


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 2017, the December meeting occurs on Tuesday 12 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017

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

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

RXVP by 14 May 2017
Thursday May 25 Speaker from a Tourist and Heritage Railway Guest Speaker: David Price from Bellarine Railway
Tuesday June 6 50th Luncheon Outing - Whittlesea and Kinglake RSVP byJune 2
Saturday, Sunday, Monday June 10-12 Waverley Model Railway Club exhibition at Brandon Park community Centre  
Saturday, Sunday June 10-11 Steam Rally Echuca-Moama at Rotary Park, Echuca  
Thursday June 22 Film and Video Group Details: to be confirmed
Thursday July 27 "Where is it?" - Presentation of various
locations, unidentified images from the Archive
presented by Jonathan Scutt
Thursday August 24 Annual General Meeting  
Thursday August 24 following the AGM: t.b.a.  
Thursday September 28 Ballarat through the lens of Wal
Ian Jenkin
Thursday October 26 Annual Stan Flattely Film and Video Festival Film and Video Group
Thursday November 23 The Newport Railway Museum 2014 to 2017 A progress report Museum Management team
Tuesday December 6 Luncheon Outing - Bylands Tram Museum  
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 

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


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