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WHATEVER YOUR INTERESTS YOU ARE SURE TO FIND THEM HERE.

THE RAILWAY OBSERVER REPORTS THE RAILWAY AS IT IS WITHOUT THE BANNER HEADLINES OR THE COMMERCIAL PRESSURES.

Railway Observer

Every month the R. O. publishes details and reports on British locomotive stock changes, Multiple Unit, Coaching and Freight stock changes. Infrastructure changes as well as reports on Society activities, visits and rail tours.  Click here to view a sample copy (.pdf file; requires Acrobat Reader to view. The resolution of the photographs has been reduced to keep the file size down.)

Meetings

The Society has 28 local branch centres where you can meet like minded enthusiasts and enjoy slide shows and lectures, improve your railway knowledge, add to your postcard and Colour Rail collections and take part in branch organised visits to railway installations. Society publications are available for sale at most branch meetings, many have other second hand books available for purchase at very attractive prices.

Library

The society holds a very extensive collection of working timetables which are made available on loan to members.

RCTS Books

The RCTS regularly publishes books mainly of an historic nature and has an enviable reputation for the quality and accuracy of its publications. When new books are published members have an opportunity to purchase at a discounted price.

Join Now!

You can now apply for RCTS membership online and pay with a credit card or print the Membership Application Form (2.6 Mb .pdf file; requires Acrobat Reader to view) and post it to us - ignore the rates printed on the form, the special offer rates below apply.

Life membership is also available, at £ 580 for over 60's and £ 870 for over 50's (UK rates).
For details contact Steve Ollive, proof of age may be required.

Existing members please click here.

RCTS Membership Application - Digital
Online Only
Special 90th Anniversary offer: Free Membership until 31st December 2018
Does not include printed copies of the Railway Observer, they are available via the website as PageSuite files and as .pdf files.
Please note: Applications are processed manually, please allow 28 days.
£ 0.00

RCTS Membership Application - UK
Printed UK
Special 90th Anniversary offer: Free Membership until 31st December 2018
Includes both printed copies of the RO from the next published issue and access to the website.
Please note: Applications are processed manually, please allow 28 days.
£ 0.00

RCTS Membership Application - Europe
Printed Europe
Special 90th Anniversary offer: Membership until 31st December 2018
Includes both printed copies of the RO from the next published issue and access to the website.
Please note: Applications are processed manually, please allow 28 days.
£ 10.00

RCTS Membership Application - Rest of World
Printed Rest of World
Special 90th Anniversary offer: Membership until 31st December 2018
Includes both printed copies of the RO from the next published issue and access to the digital archive.
Please note: Applications are processed manually, please allow 28 days.
£ 15.00
Last update: May 2018