"...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 - 7th July 2018

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

3/3/18: We are pleased to announce the dates and location have now been confirmed for the 2018 Annual Convention. This year sees us visit the Epping & Ongar Railway in October. More details are on the 2018 Convention page.

Latest Updates

7th July 2018: Issue 148 added to News Bulletin.
7th July 2018: Preserved Vehicles gallery update.
23rd June 2018: For Sale/Wantedupdated.
3rd March 2018: Dates & location of the 2018 Convention announced.
24th February 2018: August-December 2018 added to Running Dates.
26th January 2018: Societies page updated.
5th January 2018: The winner of Railcar of the Year 2017 has been announced.
8th October 2016: Basic Lubricant Theory presentation added to Resources section.
5th March 2016: FormicaSuppliers added.