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!

The eight routes to Cambridge, from the Summer 1939 LNER timetable.
The eight routes to Cambridge, from the Summer 1939 LNER timetable.

What's On




Robert Bartlett

email: cambridge@rcts.org.uk

Branch Secretary

Robert Bartlett (acting)

Fixtures Secretary

Keith Crossley (acting)

Sales Officer

Keith Crossley

Hundreds of second hand railway books for sale at reasonable prices.  For further details:

Tel: 01223 515296

email: keith.crossley44@gmail.com


email: cambridgeweb@rcts.org.uk

Cambridge Area

Further Afield

Meeting reports

10th May 2022 “North London Lines in the 80s” by Alan Jones

10 May 2022

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…

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19th April 2022 “Rail Travels in South-East Asia 2019” by Iain Scotchman

19 Apr 2022

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…

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8th March 2022 “Cambridge Area Railways Yesterday and Today (Part 1)” by David Scudamore

08 Mar 2022

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…

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8th February 2022 “Gone Forever – Images of BR Steam in the North of England (Part 1)” by Michael Smyth

08 Feb 2022

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…

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11th January 2022 “East Anglian Railways Before Privatisation” by John Day

11 Jan 2022

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…

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14th December 2021 Branch AGM and Members’ Contributions

14 Dec 2021

  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…

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9th November 2021 “Roaming Around London with a Camera” by Geoff Brockett

09 Nov 2021

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…

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12th October 2021 “On Shed” by Robert Warburton

12 Oct 2021

D6526 and E6005 on shed at Feltham on 11th July 1965. Photo: Robert Warburton On October 12th we were delighted to welcome Robert Warburton back to the Branch, to hear…

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