Appeal for Authors

The RCTS is committed to publishing books and if you are thinking of writing a book that would be of interest to the Society we would like to hear from you. We are happy to consider any subject provided it has a railway connection or theme in it.

We are particularly looking for those authors who can prepare or assist the RCTS in producing publications relevant to the modern era, especially those involving diesel and electric traction. This can be on any type of traction, the building of them or even a history of the earliest ones used in the UK. Whether you have a manuscript in draft or are just at the stage of considering a project we would like to hear from you. The RCTS has an extensive library facility that can provide assistance with research into such topics.

In addition we would particularly like to hear from persons who have experience of the book printing and publication trade to assist with the preparation of forthcoming titles.

If you feel you are able to assist or have a topic in mind then please contact the Publications team at

Last updated: 12th February 2020