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Historical Societies - World

railScandinavian Railways Society: An international Society for enthusiasts interested in Scandinavian prototypes and modeling in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. (10/2/98)


rail Ferroclub Argentino: Restoration and preservation of historical railroad material. (7-22-03)

railRailways & Electric Transportation In Rosario, Argentina: A rail and electric transportation devoted to the official site of Rosario´s Rail Enthusiasts Association. (English/Spanish) (4/20/00)

Australia / New Zealand:

railAssociation of Railway Enthusiasts: Catering to everyone interested in Australian railways and tramways. Almost 1,200 members, predominantly in Victoria, with others coming from all states of Australia and the world. (7/31/97)

railAustralian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society: Offers pictures and lots of detailed information on the Society's locomotive collection and operations located at Woodford, Queensland, Australia. (1/30/00)

railAustralian Railway Historical Society: ACT Division: The society is based in Canberra, ACT, Australia's Capital City. (1/31/98)

railAustralian Railway Historical Society: New South Wales Division: Online magazine, book shop, tour information, and more. (7/31/97)

railAustralian Railway Historical Society: Tasmanian Division: Division information and a jumping off point for railroading in Tasmania. (8/16/97)

railAustralian Railway Historical Society: Victorian Division: Division information, magazine, museum, tours, and a lot more. (8/15/97)

railAustralian Railway Historical Society Western Australian Division: Outline of the activities and the rollingstock of the Society.  The society operates the Rail Transport Museum at Bassendean (Perth), rail tours, historical archives, sales, and publications of railway interest. (1-3-05)

railAustralian Society of Section Car Operators: ASSCO's aims are to organise and promote the safe use of railway motor section cars ("Speeders")on given railway corridors. (9/8/00)

rail Bundy's Last Great Adventure - small gauge steam loco: A video about a journey by a retired 2 foot gauge steam loco up the coast of Queensland. (8-3-01)

railLight Railway Research Society of Australia: For Australian industrial and narrow gauge railways (eg. logging and sugar cane). Site contains details of Society publications and activities. (2/5/99)

railMainline Steam Trust: A volunteer-staffed organization devoted to the restoration and operation of mainline steam locomotives in New Zealand. (7/19/98)

railNew Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society: Membership, archives, newsletter, photos, and more about the New Zealand Railway system. (5/6/97)

railPaekakariki Station Precinct Trust The PSPT has been established to acquire, develop and administer the venue of the Railway Precinct @ Paekakariki for historic preservation and other allied or supporting activities. (5/27/01)

railThe Rail Motor Society: Restoration and maintenance of 42-foot rail motors by dedicated members for tours around the state of New South Wales. (7/10/99)

railSteam Incorporated: A Society dedicated to re-creating the New Zealand railway scene of the 1940/60 period and main line operation with steam, diesel and cars of the period. (4/20/00)

railSydney Electric Train Society: Focused on the retention and operation of Greater Sydney's vintage electric trains. The Society has acquired a small fleet of single deck suburban and interurban cars and an electric locomotive. (10/24/98)


railAustrian Railway History Society: Founded in 1974, the society shows the largest private collection of steam locomotives and coaches in Austria. The society runs two museum lines in Upper Austria: Ampflwang - Timelkam(1435 mm) and Steyr - Gruenburg(760 mm). (German) (6/05/98)


rail ABPF - Brazilian Association of Railroad Preservation: ABPF has several branchs in Brazil, some of them have libraries and operates steam trains in metric and broad gauges. (2-12-05)

railMemoria do Trem: Dedicated to Brazilian railroads and locomotives historical research. Founded in November 7th 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. (2/5/99)


rail German Museum and Memorial Locos: Dedicated to all German locomotives in museums world wide. (6/05/98)


rail Bombay Railway History Group: The Bombay Railway History Group is a group and an on-line discussion group founded with the aim of preserving and documenting railway history in Bombay, India. Bombay had the country's (and continent's) pioneering railway, the Great Indian Peninsula Railway in 1853. (12-3-04)


rail The Ambarawa Railway Museum: Ambarawa, Indonesia. Unofficial website of the Ambarawa Railway Museum. (6-14-02)

railFriends of CC200: Society for the preservation of General Electric CC200 diesel locomotive. (6-10-02)


railAssociazione Ferrovia Valle Metauro: FVM main goal is to preserve this old railroad, using vélo-rail (rail bikes) (6-29-01)

rail Associazione Ferroviaria Sarda: Cagliari, Italy. AFS is a nonprofit association with the intent to promote and support the strong passion for the rolling - stock world; including modelling, pics, movies, restoration and preservation of historical railroad material. (3-20-02)

railLa Scrofa Semilanuta: Milanesitā e dintorni. (11-26-03)


rail The Biggest Little Hobbyshop in Mexico: Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Model trains, planes, cars, hobby products, remote control. (1-11-04)


railEM2 Locomotive Society: Formed in 1983 with the aim of repatriating a Dutch Railways (Nederlanse Spoorwegen) class 1500 / BR class EM2 electric locomotive to the UK. (10/2/98)


railThe Flåm Railwy museum: The history of The Flåm Railway. (6-8-02)


rail Historical Summary of the Peruvian Railroads: It is the intention in this brief historical summary of the railroads in Peru to try to inform the reader of the main facts that affected the development and the construction of the railroads in the country. (7-25-05)

South Africa:

railFriends Of The Rail: South African Railways steam preservation society, information on enthusiast and public trains, photos, sounds and video. (9/8/00)


railPreserved Steam Locomotives of Spain: List of 350 steam locomotives preserved in Spain. (Spanish) (9/8/00)


railIndustribanemuseet i Frövi: A narrow gauge industrial railroad preservation society in Sweden, with some 50 locos. In Swedish, but with lots of pictures. (1/30/00)

railSvenska Motorvagnsklubben: A Swedish railbus club. (Swedish) (7/29/97)


railSwiss Railways Society: Formed in 1980 for the purpose of bringing together those interested in Swiss railways, both prototype and model. (10/26/97)

United Kingdom / Ireland:

rail Bluebell Railway: Founded in 1959. The Bluebell Railway's unique collection of vintage steam locomotives and coaches runs through 10 miles of beautiful Sussex countyrside. (6-13-01)

railThe Brighton Circle: Formed in 1974 for the furtherance and publication of original research into every aspect of the social, technical, and economic history of the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway and its constituents. (2/15/98)

railBritish Overseas Railways Historical Trust: Society for research of history of railways of the British Commonwealth and the British influence on railways elsewhere overseas. (1/30/00)

railBritish Rail Waterloo CTEB: Contact and history site for the old British Rail Waterloo Enquiry Bureau (1986-97). (9/17/99)

railClass 40 Preservation Society: A group of rail enthusiasts dedicated to preserving and operating working examples of the English Electric Type 4 (or British Rail Class 40). (10/1/97)

rail The Cheshire Lines Committie Railway in Liverpool 1948-68: Database of locos which worked in the Liverpool area of the ex CLC railway. (6-16-01)

rail Corris Railway Society: Website of Corris Preservation society. Includes History of original line and of the reconstruction and also photos. (3-2-05)

railCounty Donegal Railway Restoration Society: Bringing back the "Wee Donegal"! Come along and step back in time! All visitors welcome! (4/20/00)

railFeedback & Complaints direct to UK rail companiesThe site that makes it easy for you to email your complaints, comments - or even praise - to the UK's train companies, the London Underground and the Docklands Light Railway. (4/20/00)

rail Great Northern Railway Society: The official web site of the Great Northern Railway Society. (12-10-03)

railHull & Barnsley Railway Stock Fund: The H&BRSF maintains the surviving rolling stock of the former H&BR, and records the history of the line. (3-13-03)

railIndustrial Railway Society: Society for the study of industrial railways, locos and their rolling stock, in all countries around the world. (2-9-02)

railIrish Railway Record Society: Contains extracts from news and historical articles from society's Journal. (1/30/00)

railLancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society: Devoted to preserving the heritage of the line. (6/8/97)

railLocomotive Club Of Great Britain: The LCGB celebrated its 50th year in 1999. Details of the Club's regional meetings, activities, UK and overseas tours, and publications. (2/5/99)

railLondon Underground Railway Society: Exists to study all aspects of London's underground railways - past, present and future. (3/15/98)

rail Railfest 2004: Celebrating 200 years of rail travel. Details of UK Railfest 2004 and Rail 200 celebrations. (3-6-04)

railRailway Preservation Society of Ireland: Aims to preserve, maintain and operate steam locomotives and historic carriages on the main line railways of Ireland. (9/8/00)

railSouth Western Circle: Formed in 1962, is a society for railway historians and enthusiasts interested in the London & South Western Railway. (10/26/97)

railSouthern Electric Group: Dedicated to the UK third rail electrified system in Southern England and owners of preserved 1930s express unit 3142. (10/2/98)

railSuburban Electric Railway Association: A UK based preservation group specialising in DC electric commuter stock. (7/10/99)

railType One Locomotive Association: Owns, maintains, and operates four ex-British Rail diesel Locomotives. (10/24/98)

railTyneRail 150: A program of events in 1999 and 2000 to celebrate the 150th centenary of the opening of the High Level Bridge and Central Station in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Also a preview of the new book, Rails Across the Tyne, sponsored by members of the TyneRail 150 Committee. (9/11/99)

railUK Rail Campaigners Resource site UK rail campaigners home page. (4/22/01)

railWelsh Highland Railway Society: Official supporters' body for the project led by the Ffestiniog Railway to rebuild and operate the Welsh Highland Railway, a narrow gauge line which closed in the 1930s that ran across the mountains of North Wales (10/25/98)


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