RCTS Cambridge Branch

Great Eastern Railway shield · Image credit : Oxyman (Wikimedia)

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!

What's On



Chairman & Secretary (acting)

Robert Bartlett

email: cambridge@rcts.org.uk

Sales Officer

Keith Crossley

Tel: 01223 515296

email: keith.crossley44@gmail.com


email: cambridgeweb@rcts.org.uk

Meeting reports

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

09 Nov 2021

The Capital’s railways were the subject of our November meeting, when Geoff Brockett took us on a tour of Greater London, focusing on new and unusual workings since February 2019.…

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12th October 2021 “On Shed” by Robert Warburton

12 Oct 2021

On October 12th we were delighted to welcome Robert Warburton back to the Branch, to hear his fascinating talk entitled ‘On Shed’. Robert’s talk was in three sections, beginning with…

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14th September 2021 “Southern California Rails” by Tony Field

14 Sep 2021

  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 Angeles area.…

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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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