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Friends of the Railway Studies Collection

About the Club

The Friends support the Railway Studies Collection, one of the largest collections of railway history including more than 80,000 books, photographs and pamphlets, which is located in Newton Abbot, Devon.

Support includes volunteering for Saturday opening hours, fund raising for the purchase of new titles for the Collection, giving specialist advice on the many unidentified photographs and slides held by the Collection, and compiling a database of the Collection’s photographs.

The Friends also hold a series of talks /slide shows throughout the year.

Benefits of Membership

  • Support one of the largest railway book collections in the country

  • Regular ‘presentation style’ meetings on railway themes

Meeting Days

At least monthly, typically Tuesday evenings.

Meeting Venue

First floor of the Passmore Edwards Centre, Market Street, Newton Abbot, Devon.




Membership fee


How to Join:

Go along to a Friends meeting or visit the Railway Studies Collection and ask if any ‘Friend’ volunteers are present.

Or write to The Secretary, G. Walker, 68 Mile End Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 1RW enquiring for information on membership.

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