Bassetlaw North Notts Railway Society (BNNRS)

Themes: Social Activities
Aimed at: All People
The Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Society was founded in 1974 by a group of local enthusiasts interested in promoting railways in the North Nottinghamshire area. The club is based in Retford and has its clubrooms on platform 1 of Retford Railway Station.

The members of the club have interests which cover most aspects of railways both model and full size. Modeller’s within our Society work in ‘Z’, ‘N’, ‘009’ ‘TT’, ‘OO’, ‘EM’ and ‘O’ gauges whilst other members collect historic Tri-ang, Hornby Dublo and Tinplate trains. The 40+ strong membership has a variety of railway interests including live steam locomotive construction, steam, diesel & electric traction and railway photography.

The society meets on the third Wednesday of each month in its club rooms on platform 1 of Retford railway station. Meetings comprise of a mixture of visiting speakers, film & slide shows and modelling demonstrations. In addition, a selection of evening trips are usually arranged during the summer months. In the past, these have taken the form of visits to the Stockholes Miniature Railway, Barrow Hill Diesel Depot and Doncaster Power Box.

The modelling group are currently hard at it working on new exhibition standard model railways in ‘N’, and both ‘DC & DCC OO’ gauge layouts. The society organises an annual Model Railway Exhibition in Retford Town Hall over the third weekend of November. If you would like to join us or would like further information about the society, please visit the ‘membership’ page, see the navigation bar.

During the weekend groups of members are often out and about on travels visiting some of the UK’s interesting heritage railways, museums or model railways.
Area: Bassetlaw

Contact Details

Station Road Retford

DN22 7DE

01427 880584 - Bob Flemming