gers.bmp (115738 bytes) I expect you are wondering why I am talking about a Railway Society at a predominately Meccano web-site. I have been very much involved with the GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY SOCIETY since 1974 having been a Committee Member, Information Sheet Editor, Publications Officer, Chairman and now Vice President. I have also been responsible for various special projects, for instance, we have for the last three years been sorting all the East Anglian infrastructure plans for Railtrack PLC. You may also spot the fact that I have built a Meccano GER ‘Bus and a Loco/Breakdown Crane from Stratford, the hub of the Great Eastern.

About The Society

The Great Eastern Railway Society was formed in 1973 to bring together people interested in the GER its predecessors and successors and generally the railways of East Anglia. Our aims are to research and record the history of the line and link with other organisations to make this information available.

Jounal, Newsletter, Information Sheets And Other Publications.

We produce four Journals and four Newsletters a year both to a very high professional standard.

The Journal contains historical material including authoritative, illustrated articles covering every aspect of the railway. The Newsletter covers the present day scene and also news about the Society. We have several hundred Information Sheets which are publications covering more specialised aspects of the GER. Our sales list also includes such items as published books, drawings and plans etc., all in all several hundred items which we always maintain in stock.

The Society holds two main meetings a year one in Brentwood the other at various locations in East Anglia, plus occasional visits and other events. We currently have links with the National Railway Museum, North Woolwich Old Station Museum, Railtrack PLC and the Essex Record Office, Chelmsford where we are currently relocating our very extensive archive covering East Anglias’ Railways.

Membership is currently over 1000 which is an exceptional figure for a "Pre-Group" railway society.

If you wish to join complete the form below and send with the appropriate remittance. For sales list and leaflet with further information please write to the same address.

Visit the main GERS web-site at www.gersociety.org.uk
Due on line November 2000
The GERS Journal web-site at www.gersjournaleditor.cwc.net

Click here For The Membership Application Form