Cambridge University Railway Club

Railway Related Links

UK modern

  • UK Railways on the Net-links to official websites of all UK Train Operating Companies and many other rail businesses.
  • National Rail-find out where the trackworks and breakdowns are before you get stuck in them.
  • Network Rail, previously known as Railtrack.
  • Transport for London -Underground, DLR & Tramlink
  • Manx Electric Railway Society
  • CAST.IRON-the campaign to reopen the St Ives line as a railway (rather than the 'guided bus' officially planned).
  • The campaign for a station at Milton

    UK steam

  • UK Heritage Railways-links to most UK preserved lines, database of preserved locomotives (steam and diesel), and more.
  • March Web-mainline steam information.
  • Settle & Carlisle Railway
  • National Railway Museum
  • Railfest 2004-celebrating 200 years of trains.
  • Cambridge Railway Circle-Cambridge's other railway club, with similar activities to us but rather more steam-oriented. You can of course join both, and we try to avoid clashing with each other.


  • Deutsche Bahn-includes online timetable covering several countries and available in English. Their UK travel agency is one of the few places which will sell tickets (rather than Inter-Rail passes) for European journeys.
  • Mercurio-includes links to national operators and 'recommended' enthusiast sites for most countries in Europe.
  • Swiss Federal Railways
  • SNCF
  • Dorset Reichsbahngruppe-information (in English) on German railways, particularly for modelling.


  • The Historical Model Railway Society
  • Cambridge Model Engineering Society-miniature railway just south of Cambridge (reachable by bike).


  • There are several train driving simulators available, of which Microsoft Trainsim is probably the best known. Free options include BVE (wide range of routes and stock, but fixed formations only (no shunting) and no steam), Maszyna (3D cabs, allows shunting, no steam), and Spoorsim 1 (includes a steam train, but no signals and not much other scenery).
  • UKTrainSim-news, help and discussion.
  • If you'd rather be the signaller, try SimSig.