The Cambridge University Railway Club was founded in 1911, and as such,
is the third oldest railway club in the world. Today its members'
interests cover the whole of the railway scene, both in Britain and
throughout the world. The club is primarily run by students and
staff of Cambridge University, but one does not have to be from the University to join the club.
- Speaker meetings: weekly (usually Fridays) in Full Term. Speakers have come
from Bombardier, GNER, GB Railfreight, and the Talyllyn Railway.
- Visits have included the Bombardier factory and several mainline depots and signal boxes, as
well as favourably priced driver experience on a variety of steam and diesel trains.
- Annual Dinner in Lent term, which has been addressed by the Chief
Executive of Railtrack PLC, and Bob Symes of Tomorrow's World fame.
- Annual Photographic Competition judged by the editor of a leading
- Termly journal Eagle, which includes news from the club and offers
the opportunity for members to see their articles and photos in print.
Please see the termcard for details of the current term's events.
Getting in Touch
For more information (without commitment) please contact the Secretary, or come to an event (non-members welcome unless stated otherwise).
If you do decide to join, it will cost you only £6 per year if you are a student, or £16 if you are not, and all meetings and many visits are then free of further charge.
This website was designed by David Gould, and is currently maintained by the Junior Treasurer.