"...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 - 4th December 2017


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

4/12/17: Public votes for the Railcar of the Year award 2017 are now open on theRailcar of the Yearpage. Voting is free and we would like to welcome everybody to take part!

11/11/17: The full report on the 2017 annual convention held last weekend has now been added. We hope to be able to confirm the location of next year's event as soon as possible.


Latest Updates

4th December 2017: Voting now open for Railcar of the Year 2017.
17 November 2017: Issue 144 added to News Bulletin.
11th November 2017: 2017 Conventionreport added.
11th November 2017: Preserved Vehicles gallery update.
22nd April 2017: NYMR dates added to Running Dates.
29th January 2017:
1st January 2017: For Sale/Wantedupdated.
8th October 2016: Basic Lubricant Theory presentation added to Resources section.
5th March 2016: FormicaSuppliers added.
30th May 2015: Societies page fully updated and Facebook section added.