Welcome to Redditch Railway Interest Group


A warm welcome is extended to everyone interested in any aspect of railways. We are a friendly group based in Redditch, Worcestershire who meet regularly for talks and filmshows on railway topics. In addition, we arrange visits to heritage railways and other sites of interest.




Meet with other people interested in sharing knowledge and experiences of railways past and present. Unless otherwise stated, meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 2.00pm at the Forge Mill Museum Visitor's Centre, Needle Mill Lane, Riverside, Redditch, B98 8HY.

A minimum donation of £4 per person is requested towards expenses including tea/coffee and biscuits at indoor meetings.



Visits are regularly arranged to sites of interest such as heritage railways and railway museums. In addition, social visits are also organised such as river and canal boat trips.

On Saturday 8th June 2024 we visited the Transport Museum in Wythall in a joint visit with Bromsgrove Railway Club.


Each year a week away in the Spring is arranged at a hotel so that heritage railways and other sites of interest in the area can be visited. In 2024, the group stayed at a hotel in Scarborough and visited sites of interest in North Yorkshire from May 5th to May 11th.


Next Meetings

September 2024
Meeting at Forge Mill Museum from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Northern England: Still photos and cine film presented by Michael Clemens
October 2024
Meeting at Forge Mill Museum from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Darjeeling Himalaya Railway presented by David Churchill
November 2024
Meeting at Forge Mill Museum from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Still Spotting After All These Years! presented by Dave Besley