"...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 - 1st November 2014

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.

Web Restructuring
During the past five years, the association has undergone some restructuring which has included changes to and at times non availability of our website. Whilst much of the "original" website remains off line whilst it is undergoing update, several sections have been transferred to this section which is now available. It is anticipated that more sections will be included here as time allows.

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

1/10/14: The awaited amendments list to the recently published Modern Locomotives Illustrated featuring First Generation DMU's has now been released, in a new Resources section on this site.

1/7/14: Huge difficulties have been encountered over the past 12 months which has prevented this section of the website being maintained to a proper standard. I am pleased to announce that these have now been fully resolved and business can resume as usual. To celebrate, a bumper update has been completed which goes part of the way to addressing how out-of-date some of the pages have become.

Latest Updates

1st November 2014: Issue 126 added to News Bulletin.
18th October 2014: Images added to 2014 Convention
18th October 2014: Preserved Vehicles gallery update.
1st October 2014: New Resources section launched.
15th August 2014: New Suppliers section launched.
1st August 2014: August-December 2014 Running Dates added for Llangollen.
1st July 2014: Item added to Latest News.
1st July 2014: Railcar of the Year 2013 announced.
14th July 2013: Item added to For Sale/Wanted.
2nd July 2012: East Anglian Railcar Group link added to Societies.