The activities of the Association are handled by the Management Committee which consists of the following posts:
All Committee posts are open to re-election each year at the Annual General Meeting held in association with the Spring meeting of the Association.
Currently there are two sub-committees which manage the detail of specific areas of the Association's activities.
The Cumbrian Railways Association was formed in 1976 in order to foster a widening interest in the railways of Cumbria. The founders were also concerned to draw together the work of those actively researching Cumbrian railway history, to encourage and co-ordinate their activities, and to provide a medium for publication of the results of their researches. At a time when the railway scene of the past was rapidly disappearing, a further objective was to record as much as possible of what remained from an earlier age.
Let's not forget what is happening in today's railways with privatisation, private companies running the railways and the track. We all remember the "old days" with affection in our own particular way but it is also important to remember what happens today is tomorrow's history. Recording the current railway scene is just as important to the group as researching history. We all have a role to play and a contribution to make to the Association; being in the right place at the right time with a camera or notebook can record a unique event for posterity.
Click HERE to download a pdf copy of our Mission Statement.
Membership of the Association is open to all who are interested in the railways of Cumbria, past, present and future. Whether you are an active researcher or modeller or just enjoy reading about the past glories of the Cumbrian railway scene, please join us.
Subscription rates are:
If you wish to join the Cumbrian Railways Association, please print off and complete the application form and send it with your cheque (in UK Pounds please and made payable to the Cumbrian Railways Association) to:
If you would like a free sample copy of our Journal (See Benefits of Membership below), please write to Membership Secretary at the above address enclosing four second class stamps to cover admin, postage and packing.Click HERE to download a PDF Membership Form.