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French Railways Society

About The Society


The French Railways Society is a group of like-minded individuals interested in French railways, railway models and other transport in France. The Society was formed in 1976 as the ‘SNCF Society’ to cater for the interests of British enthusiasts of French railways, changing its name in June 2017.

The Society is well-known for its model railway exhibition, to which many other societies attend with their own model exhibits. This is now  held at the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall in Ashtead , Surrey.

Benefits of Membership

  • Membership of a society that is dedicated to the railways of France

  • Annual Society rendezvous (a model railway exhibition organised by the Society) usually held in Ashtead, at which many other societies exhibit

  • Magazine, the ‘Journal’, issued quarterly

  • Local area groups meet informally in Surrey and West London

  • Monthly news page published on website

  • Occasional trips and visits organised to railway sites and museums in France

  • Access to archive, library and on-line forum

  • Modelling aspect




Membership Fee

UK: Journal by post: £18

Europe: Journal by post £28

Europe: Electronic Journal £18

Non-European: Journal by post £35

Non-European: Electronic Journal £18


How to Join:


Go to the Society’s website, and click ‘Membership’ (you can use this link Scroll down to bottom of the page to find the online ‘Membership Form’. Complete the form and submit electronically. Payment may be made by bank transfer or cheque.

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