Cambridge University Railway Club
News A tram stands at Snow Hill awaiting departure for Wolverhampton.
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Visit to Railfest 2004 proposed for 5 June.

New committee elected on May 14.

Welcome to the new CURC web site. I wish to thank David Gould for designing this site.


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, and also welcomes members from the surrounding areas too.

Our activities

  • Speaker meetings most Fridays in Full Term.  Speakers have come from Bombardier, GNER, GB Railfreight, and the Talyllyn Railway.
  • Visits have included the Bombardier factory and several depots, as well as our annual loco driving expedition.
  • 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 railway publication.
  • Termly journal Eagle, which includes news from the club and offers the opportunity for members to see their articles and photos in print.

Getting in Touch

For more information (without commitment) please contact the Secretary.  You may also come to 1 or 2 meetings on a trial basis, free of charge and without obligation to join.

If you do decide to join, it will cost you only 6 per year if you are a student, or 8 if you are not, and all meetings and many visits are then free of further charge.

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