"...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 - 13th November 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.

Historical Data
This website is only half of the Railcar Association's story. There is a huge amount of research, photographs, data and information concerning railcars during their working lives (mainly under British Railways), to access this material please visit what is know as the "original" railcar website, at railcar.co.uk


Short Notice News Items

No short notice news items at present.


Latest Updates

13th November 2018: Preserved Vehicles gallery update.
1st November 2018: Issue 150 added to News Bulletin.
22nd October 2018: Battery Conversion notes added to Resources section.
22nd October 2018: Alpha Batteries added to Suppliers list.
13th October 2018: Full report on2018 Convention added.
22nd September 2018: For Sale/Wantedupdated.
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.