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Welcome to Railway Club Directory

(For Railway Club Calendar: Click here)




There are many websites dedicated to railways

This is the only website that is dedicated specifically to all forms of 

Railway Societies and Clubs


Over one thousand entries comprehensively covering all of the following:

Traditional Railway Societies

Heritage Railways

Model Railway Clubs

Locomotive Societies

Model Engineering Societies


'Traditional Railway Societies', including national societies, line societies, specialised societies and local clubs

'Heritage Railways' and their Support Groups, including joining information and volunteering  

'Locomotive Societies', which own and maintain many of the steam locomotives on UK's heritage railways

'Model Railway Clubs', numbering in the hundreds....almost every sizeable town has one

'Model Engineering Societies', builders/operators of 'live steam' locomotives on UK's miniature railways

Rail User Groups and Rail Campaign Groups 

Take a look at the 'National Directory of  Traditional Railway Societies'

Click here for our Monthly Railway Blog

If you have a railway interest but are not a member of a railway society or club, take a look through this website and discover what a society can offer you.

Whatever your particular interest (perhaps modelling, engineering, train operation, preservation, renovation, nostalgic interest in pre or post grouping railway companies, historical research, or just chatting with fellow enthusiasts)

there is a society for you 

See also our 'Fun Section', where we list over 80 railway related films, and nearly 50 TV rail programmes with well over 300 episodes

The RCD cross-references between many differing railway interests. If you support your local heritage railway, for example, you can also locate the historical railway society or local club most closely related to it, and the nearest model railway club too!

Click the boxes in the top bar of this page (or 3 line bar if on a mobile) to explore this website

Contacts: Email:

[Picture: Crumlin Viaduct 23 May 1964 by Alan Jarvis - Peter Brabham Collection] 

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