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Welcome to the Cambridge Branch of the RCTS. We meet once per month, usually on the second Tuesday, at The Swifts in Fulbourne.

Our meetings generally take the form of slide shows, movies or talks with lively discussions on all aspects of railway history and operational practice.

We have a wonderful selection of hundreds of railway books available at each meeting at bargain prices.

All are welcome to join us and to share their interest!

What's On



Chairman & Secretary (acting)

Robert Bartlett



Meeting reports

14th September 2021 · “Southern California Rails”

17 Sep 2021

Presenter: Tony Field After an eighteen month break from face-to-face meetings, we made a thunderous start to our 2021-22 programme with a magnificent tour of rail operations in the Los…

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10th March 2020 · Hitchin South Diaries

10 Mar 2020

Presenter: George Howe Our meeting this month was very different from our usual shows. It was based on the material contained in three diaries which were kept in Hitchin South…

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11th February 2020 · Main Line Steam in the 21st Century

11 Feb 2020

Presenter: Michael Smyth This month, Michael Smyth, one of our Branch members gave us a presentation of his own images which he had taken over the last 20 years during…

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Tuesday 14th January 2020 · Decades

14 Jan 2020

Presenter: Philip Wood For our first meeting of the new decade, we welcomed back Philip Wood with one of his presentations aptly titled ” Decades “. The show consisted mostly…

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10th December 2019 · Branch AGM and Members’ Contributions

19 Dec 2019

As is customary for our last meeting of the year, we held our branch AGM which was followed by a selection of photographic memories that some of our members had…

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12th November 2019 · From Rookie Journalist to Grumpy Old Man

12 Nov 2019

Presenter: David Percival For our November meeting we welcomed back David Percival with another presentation in which he outlined his career in railway journalism starting with Ian Allan. He described…

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8th October 2019 · A DMU Miscellany

08 Oct 2019

Presenter: Robert Warburton Our October presentation by Robert Warburton gave us at Cambridge an insight into the variety of DMUs that served so many of the country’s lines over the…

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10th September 2019 · Noth American Wanderings

10 Sep 2019

Presenter: John Day For our first meeting of the new season, we welcomed back John Day from Ipswich with a selection of images from his more recent visits to the…

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14th May 2019 · Station to Station, Cambridge to London

14 May 2019

Presenter: Terry Ward For our final meeting of the season we welcomed Terry Ward, a photographer with a passion for architecture and history. He took us on a journey along…

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16th April 2019 · GWR to the end of Steam

16 Apr 2019

Presenter: Brian Benford Brian Benford made a welcome return to our Branch for our April meeting, this time with a very comprehensive selection of slides of GWR locomotives from the…

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