Steve and Aidan proudly stand by the new stand

The Trust is looking for assistance at special events to help raise awareness and increase its membership. If you are friendly, helpful, comfortable with interacting with the public and can spend a day or two helping out then we’d love to hear from you. No experience is necessary! Please contact Andy Butler, Steve Cooper or Greg Kiteos                            via for further information. We’d be glad to have you along.


20th September 2017 Chingford Model Engineering Club.

Saint Edmunds Church Hall , 216 Chingford Mount Road, Chingford London E4 8JL Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm

Illustrative talk surveying the history and progress of new-build GER 789 with  Lyn D Brooks Locomotives Information Co-ordinator of the GER Society   and Bob Ayton, Trustee of The Holden F5 Steam Locomotive Trust.                                                                                       


28th September: South East Essex Railway Presentation.

Illustrative talk surveying the history and progress of new-build GER 789

Friends Meeting House, 18 Dundonald Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1NB. Doors open at 8pm.


29th September – 1st October: Epping Ongar Railway Steam Gala, North Weald Station.

The spiritual home of GER no. 789. Confirmed attendees are GWR 64XX 0-6-0PT no. 6430, which is on a long-term loan from the Llangollen Railway, LMS 3F “Jinty” 0-6-0T no. 47406, courtesy of the Great Central Railway, LMS Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T no. 41312, courtesy of the Mid-Hants Railway, and BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T no. 80078.



14th – 15th: The National Festival of Railway Modelling – 10th Anniversary, East of England Arena and Events Centre, Oundle Road, Alwalton, Peterborough, PE2 6XE.

Use postcode PE2 6HE for your satnav if travelling by car. Peterborough railway station is approximately 15 minutes away from the Arena by taxi. Passengers travelling to the event can enjoy up to 30% off their advance purchase fares on Virgin Trains services to Peterborough.




18th – 19th: 2017 Festival of Model Railways and Hobbies presented by Shoeburyness Model Railway Club, Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre, Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4FA.

We are pleased to be returning to Southend for this big show. Plenty of parking is provided at the leisure centre.

20th November Ipswich Transport Society.

The GER 789 Road Show is appearing at the Ipswich Transport Society’s monthly meeting at Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE. Doors open at 19.30hrs.




19th – 21st: The London Model Engineering Exhibition, Alexandra Palace, London.

The Trust is delighted to announce it will be attending the south’s major showcase of modelling. Further details will be available nearer to the event.


10th: Norfolk Railway Society Show Day 2018, Poringland Community Centre.


24th – 25th March: The London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexandra Palace, London.

* = The Trust’s attendance at these events has yet to be confirmed

Last updated: 29th July 2017.