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Continental Railway Circle

About the Circle


The Continental Railway Circle is a UK based society for enthusiasts interested in railways outside throughout the world, outside the British Isles, including main-line, industrial and preserved. The Circle does not have a formal membership as such, and accordingly does not require payment of annual subscription fees.

The Circle has an extensive programme of presentation style meetings which have been run over many decades and which are acknowledged as being of high quality. The regular meetings are monthly in (save in August) in central London.

Benefits of Membership


  • Membership of a society that is dedicated to the railways throughout the world

  • Meet fellow members at monthly meetings held in Central London

  • Comprehensive ‘Presentation style’ meeting programme, held monthly, with talks and illustrated shows on world-wide railway themes

  • Access to back issues of the Circle’s ‘Continental Railway Journal’, a publication that ran from 1962 to 2013

  • Access to on-line forum

  • Its free! Just pay for meetings you attend, or pay £10 per year to be a member and attend them all

Meeting Days

London: Second Thursday of the month

Stafford: Twice a year jointly with the Stafford Railway Society (to resume post covid restrictions)


Meeting Venue

London Meetings: St.Paul’s Church Centre, Rossmore Road, Marylebone, London NW1 6NJ

Stafford Meetings: Amalsal Club, St.Albans Road, Stafford, ST16 3BR




Email:  akpalmer[at]talktalk[dot]net


Membership Fee

There is no annual membership fee. Members are regarded as those that buy a ‘season ticket’ at the start of the meeting season (September to July), which can be bought for just £10. This covers attendance at all Circle meetings during the season.


How to Join:

To buy a season ticket or make enquiries, email Adrian Palmer on who will provide all relevant information, or turn up to a meeting.

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