Founded in 1964 the Breconshire Railway Society is a relatively small society with approximately 25 members about 15 of whom attend our monthly meetings on a fairly regular basis. The membership comprises mostly, but not exclusively, of ex-railway workers and/or folks interested in all things associated with the railways – mainly from the steam era but again not exclusively. In 2014 we celebrate our 50th year. Our president is Tudor Watkins co-author and author of a number of railway related books. We meet on the third Thursday of every month at 19:30 in the RAFA Club in Brecon. Our meetings are usually focused around a guest speaker – please see the schedule below.

Our annual membership is £10 (from 1st April each year) which includes a bi-monthly newsletter. Please use the contact page if you desire any more details or just turn up to a meeting and ask to speak to myself or a committee member. You will be most welcome. Thank you.

Schedule for 2014




16th January


There is no planned meeting in January as the weather in and around Brecon is usually poor which can impact travel arrangements for both speakers and members.


20th February

Presentation - History of the Barry Docks & Railway Company

Presented by Jeff Morgan

20th March

Presentation - Siberian Yorkshire

Presented by Ken Mumford

17th April

Presentation - Swiss Narrow Gauge 2013

Presented by John Arrowsmith

15th May

Annual General Meeting & sale

Please bring along any suitable items for the sale - thank you

19th June

Presentation - Steam in the South West

Presented by Mike Clemens


17th July

Presentation - The Railway Stations in Brecon

Presented by Arthur Robinson

21st August

To be announced.*


18th September

Annual BRS Evening Supper (7pm for 7:30pm). Venue TBD.

Partners always most welcomed.

16th October

To be announced.*


20th November

To be announced.*


18th December

Mince pies & members' videos/DVDs

Just a good excuse to "catch up" with friends and enjoy some Christmas cheer!


* = If you would like to give the Society a presentation then please contact me via the contact page and I will pass your enquiry onto the Society however I should stress that being such a small society it cannot afford to pay a presenter’s fee and can only pay reasonable attendance expenses up to a limit of £30 or as an alternative the Society can make a donation to another railway related society.  Thank you.                                                 Last updated: 18MAY14