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Railway Societies

Railway Societies


The Locomotive Club of Great Britain offers overseas and UK rail tours and branch meetings at many locations with visits to places of railway interest.

Light Rail Transport Association

A very comprehensive review of light rail systems throughout the world is available through and on this site. The role of the Association is described together with profiles of many of the systems in use.

The Engine Shed Society   RCTS member's site

The Engine Shed Society specialises in the subject of motive power depots (both past and present) together with the related structures. Other areas covered include stabling points, loco allocations and staff rosters and a photogallery. Information on carriage and wagon works can also be reviewed.

The Festiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Affiliated Society

Welcome to the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - two unique narrow gauge railways with a fascinating past and an even more exciting future.

The Great Northern Railway Society   RCTS member's site

The objective of the G.N.R.S is to foster interest in, to record and preserve the history of the Great Northern Railway. This includes its predecessors and successors. The society hopes to achieve its aims by acquiring and dissemination of information and records. Artefacts and models will also be collected and displayed. Also the society aims to establish links with organisations with similar interests. This site shows how, when and where this will be done.

The Historical Model Railway Society Affiliated Society

The H.R.M.S. site serves to assist in the collection and exchange of information for historians and modellers of railways of the British Isles. Pages are provided for information exchanges, membership details, events and much more. This site provides a very useful information resource.

The Irish Railway Record Society Affiliated Society

The I.R.R.S. brings together the history and development, current operation and other aspects of Irish Railways and tramways. Current society and railway activities are presented.

The Marlow and District Railway Society

The M.D.R.S. arranges indoor meetings usually on matters of railway interest. The meetings are held monthly at Bourne End, near Marlow. Visits are arranged to train operators' premises, miniature railways and from time to time the branch organises ventures abroad. A top quality newsletter is published quarterly. See this site for details of the forthcoming programme, were meetings are held and how to join.

The North Staffordshire Railway Study Group   RCTS member's site

The Group endeavours to collate and present information about the erstwhile North Staffordshire Railway. The site show details of the group's activities including how to join, study group and other publications, discussion group details, models available and contains an information resource.

The Railway Performance Society   RCTS member's site

The site shows railway traction performance for British and European trains. Details of start to stop average speeds and milepost timings are given for many routes.

The Signalling Record Society

For everyone interested in signalling.

The Slough & Windsor Railway Society

The Slough & Windsor Railway Society is for anyone interested in railways of any kind, especially railways in the region around Slough and Windsor.

The Stephenson Locomotive Society

The SLS provides fine opportunities for those wishing to further their studies of railways and railway locomotion. From this site can be seen activities of the society, details of meetings and visits, the extensive library of books, photographs, and the drawing collection.

The Stevenage Locomotive Society

Meeting in Stevenage the Society members enjoy participating on organised events and visits. Regular members meetings are held at a modern venue and feature high quality illustrated shows and guest speakers. More details of meetings, events and membership are presented on this site.

The Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society Affiliated Society

The Talyllyn Line has an intriguing history which is outlined. Also shown are travel details, timetables, pictures and things to do and see around the line.

The Waverley Route Heritage Association

The association aims to preserve and protect all of the heritage aspects of the border Waverley route. Maps, gradient profiles, the history of this fascinating route and the future aims of the association are included.

The Wensleydale Railway Association

The Wensleydale Railway Association (WRA) is a membership body which campaigns for the reinstatement of the railway from Northallerton to Garsdale. It established Wensleydale Railway plc which is now responsible for the operation of the existing line. It supports the development of the Wensleydale Railway with fund raising and its members provide the volunteers who work for the plc to make the line viable.

last updated: 05/09/14