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Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society (RCTS) is a national society founded in Cheltenham, UK in 1928 to bring together those interested in rail transport and locomotives.

Since 1929 the Society has published a regular journal The Railway Observer which records the current railway scene. It also has regional branches which organise meetings and trips to places of interest and a members' library.[1]

It has published definitive multivolume locomotive histories of the Great Western, Southern and London and North Eastern Railways, and has in progress similar works on the London, Midland and Scottish Railway and BR standard steam locomotives. It also has published many other historical railway books since the mid-1950s.

On 2 November 2016, the RCTS become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered number 11699995.[2] Its new Archive and Library (located within the former station-master's house at Leatherhead station) was opened on 6 October 2018[3] by TV personality and antiques expert Paul Atterbury.

References

  1. ^ Simmons, Jack and Biddle, Gordon (ed.) (1997). The Oxford Companion to British Railway History from 1603 to the 1990s. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-211697-5.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ The Railway Observer Volume 86, Number 1054 - issued December 2016
  3. ^ The Railway Observer Volume 88, Number 1078 - issued December 2018

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