Branch Line Society
Branch Line Society
Founded 1955
Branch Line Society
Thu 31 Jul 2014
© Jonathan Perks EMT 156403 on Peak Rail at Rowsley South with Branch Line Society East Midlands Tracker Railtour from Derby, forming the second passenger train over the connection from Network Rail at Matlock, 26.08.12. (Photograph © Iain Scotchman with permission and trackside escort).

Semaphore & Sidings Tracker railtour, Sat 2nd Aug 2014, will now include the nearly 3½ mile branch line from Fenny Compton to Kineton Ammunition Depot. Those who have not been since the M40 opened in January 1991 will find a new deviation for the motorway bridge there, north of the previous alignment and at a higher level.

Branch Line Society

The Society is a UK-based voluntary association for railway enthusiasts. It is a nationally spread organisation with a membership of approaching 1000 (including a few resident overseas).

It was established in 1955 and is widely recognised as Britain's leading amateur group for the study of railway infrastructure and history of networks (and not nowadays, despite its title, just minor lines).

It pursues its aims by a news service, tours and visits, and the production and distribution of publications.

Unlike many enthusiast groups, our emphasis is on the physical works and on operating arrangements, rather than power and rolling stock. Whilst seeking to record matters of history accurately for archive purposes, a prime aim is to publicise coming events and activities.

Members receive up to 24 newsletters per year (UK and International versions area available,) priority information, booking preference, lower fares, a free annual copy of Passenger Services Over Unusual Lines and valuable discounts on sales. Some fixtures are 'members only' Join the Society today!

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