"...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 - 6th August 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

6/8/16: Bookings are now open for the annual convention driver experiences. More details are also coming in with regards to the annual convention event this September at the Dean Forest. Included is a useful guide to some local accommodation for those wishing to stay locally during the event. Full details are available on the 2016 Convention page.

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.

Latest Updates

6th August 2016: Driver Experiences are now open for booking for the 2016 Convention.
30th July 2016: Preserved Vehicles gallery update.
2nd July 2016: Issue 136 added to News Bulletin.
1st May 2016: For Sale/Wantedupdated.
5th March 2016: FormicaSuppliers added.
5th March 2016: Drive Belt data added to Resources section.
23rd January 2016: Railcar of the Year 2015 winner announced.
25th December 2015: 2016 Running Dates added for Llangollen and North Norfolk.
30th May 2015: Societies page fully updated and Facebook section added.