The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society
About the Society
The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society is the largest national railway society in the UK, currently with around 2,800 members.
The Society’s areas of interest cover both the contemporary rail scene as well as the historical railway. A key characteristic of the Society is its very large branch network, currently numbering 29, each of which hold their own regular branch meetings.
Benefits of Membership
National railway society, with 29 branches throughout the UK
Extensive ‘presentation style’ meetings on railway themes held at branch level (typically once a month per branch)
Periodic national Zoom meetings
Magazine, ‘The Railway Observer’, issued monthly
Extensive library and archive (based at Leatherhead, Surrey)
Annual members weekend
Full (posted Railway Observer): £33
Digital version Railway Observer: £20
New member promotions occasionally apply. For example, for year 2021 (and part of 2022) a half price promotion applied at £16.50 for new members receiving the printed Railway Observer, and £9.50 for new members receiving the digital version.
How to Join
Join via the Society’s website. You can use the following link: rcts.org.uk/join