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THE SOCIETY FOR ALL RAIL ENTHUSIASTS

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The RO covers the current railway scene, including extensive coverage of significant and interesting movements, plus an infrastructure and events update. Urban, Irish and International news is included, together with the latest news from Heritage lines. Society activities, branch meetings, outdoor visits and rail tours are well represented, as are reviews of the latest publications.

A Selection of other members benefits:

Meetings

The Society has around thirty local branch centres where you can meet like minded
enthusiasts and enjoy talks and digital presentations, improve your railway
knowledge, and take part in branch organised visits to railway installations. Society publications are available for sale at most branch meetings, many have other
second hand books available for purchase at very attractive prices.

Archive and Library

The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society’s Library was
founded in 1935. Now located in the Stationmaster’s House at
Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7SQ, it has grown to a collection of more
than 10,000 books and magazines including bound volumes and
includes much other archival material.

Photo Archive

Since its founding in 1928 the Society has amassed an archive
of many thousands of photographic images covering a wide
range of rail subjects and operations around the world. These
are available to buy online as prints or downloads.

RCTS Publications

The RCTS regularly publishes books, mainly of a historic nature and
has an enviable reputation for the quality and accuracy of its
publications. When new books are published members have an
opportunity to purchase at a discounted price.

Other Member Benefits

Further benefits are always being added and include discounts on books /
magazines, photo processing and Heritage Railways

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You can now apply for RCTS membership online and pay with a debit or credit card or print the Membership Application Form and post it to us. Europe and Rest of the World options are available from the Shop.

Life membership is also available, for Online only membership at £ 380 for over 60s and £ 570 for over 50s or Full membership at £ 620 (over 60s) or £ 930 (over 50s) (UK rates).
For details contact Steve Ollive, proof of age may be required.

Existing members please click here to renew.