"...communication, co-operation, preservation..."

The Railcar Association is formed of owners of preserved multiple units. This site is dedicated to the history, technology and preservation of first generation DMUs.


Last Update - 23rd January 2016


The Railcar Association
Welcome to The Railcar Association website. This version has been online since 2011 (although the "original" website has been around much longer) and visitors can browse the different sections of the site using the menu on the left. More information on who we are and what we do is available on The Railcar Association page.

Keeping Updated
For news updates, please see our News Bulletins which are released six times a year. Short notice items may be included on this page below, but most general updates will be in the bulletin. You can keep track of the updates to each of the sections on this part of the site by checking the Latest Updates section at the foot of this page.


Short Notice News Items

26/1/16: We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Railcar of the Year award is Class 108 E50619 from the Dean Forest Railway. More details are on the 2015 Award page.

25/12/15: Merry Christmas to all our visitors! Voting is now open for the Railcar of the Year 2015 award, so make sure you register yours!

3/10/15: We are pleased to announce that The Railcar Association are now officially members of the Heritage Railway Association. This official representation means that the association for the first time is recognised at a national level, and gives us the opportunity to contribute to debates etc regarding official policy making.


Latest Updates

23rd January 2016: Railcar of the Year 2015 winner announced.
25th December 2015: Preserved Vehicles gallery update.
25th December 2015: 2016 Running Dates added for Llangollen and North Norfolk.
5th December 2015: For Sale/Wantedupdated.
7th November 2015: Issue 132 added to News Bulletin.
3rd October 2015: A full report of the 2015 Conventionhas been added.
6th July 2015: Destination blindSuppliers added.
30th May 2015: Societies page fully updated and Facebook section added.
1st October 2014: New Resources section launched.