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.

2017 Events CalendarMay

24th-25th June: Tyseley Locomotive Works Open Day. 670 Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2HL. Where GER 789’s constructed parts currently reside. This event is likely to be the last opportunity to visit the works before 789’s departure upon assembly of the frames later this year.


8th July: Model Railway Exhibition, The Robert Barclay Academy (formerly Sheredes School), Cock Lane, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8JY.

15th-16th July: The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway’s 90th Anniversary Birthday Party.


*2nd – 3rd September: North Norfolk Railway Autumn Steam Gala, Sheringham Station.

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

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.


14th – 15th October: The National Festival of Railway Modelling, East of England Showground, Peterborough


*18th – 19th November: 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

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.



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: 3rd May, 2017.