RCTS Cambridge Branch
Welcome to the Cambridge Branch of the RCTS. We meet once a month from September to May (inclusive), usually on the second Tuesday, at The Swifts in Fulbourn.
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!
Robert Bartlett (acting)
Keith Crossley (acting)
Hundreds of second hand railway books for sale at reasonable prices. For further details:
Tel: 01223 515296
RCTS Cambridge Branch Gallery
The RCTS Cambridge Branch Gallery aims to capture the diversity of railway operation over an area roughly corresponding to the coverage of the former 31A Cambridge Shed, which includes Cambridge, St Ives, Huntingdon, Ely, March, Wisbech, Kings Lynn, South Lynn, Hunstanton, Bury St Edmunds and Saffron Walden
To reflect the interests and travels of our members, we also show images from further afield.
Our aim is to share the fascination of railway operation with as many people as possible. Images are drawn from a wide range of sources and where known each is acknowledged.
Any comments on the gallery, including offers of images, should be sent to cambridgeweb at rcts.org.uk
Please note that all images in the gallery are the copyright of the identified author and permission for re-use must be obtained via the RCTS Cambridge Branch at the above address.
We hope you enjoy the gallery!
[Note - the Gallery is under construction - grey buttons are links not yet in use]
Early-bodied Class 31 No. 31108 has propelled its short consist of scrap and a single SPA wagon from Ward’s Siding along the Silvertown Tramway, reversed in the headshunt and is…Read More
State Railway Of Thailand (SRT) GE Co-Co diesel No. 4044 is seen at Kanchanaburi on 26th December 2019 heading the Eastern and Oriental Express. Photo: Iain Scotchman. For our penultimate…Read More
On 19th October 1991, West Country Pacific No. 34027 ‘Taw Valley’ and BR Standard Class 7 No. 70000 ‘Britannia’ stand in Cambridge Coalfields Yard. Photo Copyright David Scudamore. A record…Read More
8th February 2022 “Gone Forever – Images of BR Steam in the North of England (Part 1)” by Michael Smyth
On an overcast 2nd September 1967, Class B1 61306 departs from Bradford Exchange with the last steam-hauled 08.20 (SO) to Skegness. Photo: Michael Smyth. Branch member Michael Smyth was inspired…Read More
On 12th May 1984, the final day of locomotive-hauled services on the East Suffolk Line, 37049 departs from Saxmundham with the 07.19 Lowestoft to Liverpool Street. Photo: John Day 2022…Read More
Chairman Robert Bartlett opened the AGM promptly at 7:30, drawing attention to the benefits of RCTS membership, the Branch’s extensive range of books for sale and the Society’s Library…Read More
On 2 Sep 2020, 66149 passes Charlton Lane gate box with the 11.07 Angerstein Wharf to Woking conveying sea-dredged sand. Photo: Geoff Brockett. The Capital’s railways were the subject of…Read More