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 June 10th 2022 we will have a cruise on the River Avon from Stratford-upon-Avon with lunch on board included.



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 2022, the group stayed in Eastbourne and visited sites of interest in Kent and Sussex from April 30th to May 7th.


Next Meetings

June 2022
Lunch cruise on River Avon at 12:30pm
Cruise on River Avon from Stratford-upon-Avon with 2-course lunch on board
September 2022
Meeting at Forge Mill Museum from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Building a new BR Riddles 3MT 2-6-2 tank locomotive presented by Chris Proudfoot of the 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust