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Adjacent Line Societies
Caledonian Railway Association
Glasgow & South Western Railway Associaton
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society
London & North Western Railway Society
Midland Railway Society
North British Railway Study Group
North Eastern Railway Association

Cumbrian Heritage Railways and Preservation Groups
Eden Valley Railway
Furness Railway Trust
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society
South Tynedale Railway
Stainmore Railway Company
Workington Transport Heritage

Other Cumbrian Historical Societies and Organisations:
Formed in 1992 to provide a focus for local historians and local societies in Cumbria, the Cumbria Local History Federation (CLHF) seeks actively to promote and support its member societies and their work, fostering co-operation and exchange of ideas, publishing a Bulletin three times a year, arranging an annual Convention of its members and visits to local historical resources in the county, and, through its new website, providing a wealth of resources (including contact details for its member societies, a diary of forthcoming events, a directory of speakers, past issues of the Bulletin, and links to a large number of other useful local and national websites.
Cumbria Local History Federation
Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeology Society
Cumbria Industrial History Society
Cumbria Local History Federation
Cumbria Family History Society
Friends of Cumbria Archives
Friends of Engine Lonning
Bombing Decoys Of Cumberland and Barrow
The Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust

Cumbrian Record Offices, Museums and Libraries:
The Beacon, Whitehaven
Cumbria County Record Offices
Kendal RO & for C.R.A. archive collection
Dock Museum, Barrow
Haig Pit Museum
Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum
Tullie House, Carlisle

Cumbrian-based Railway and Modelling Societies:
Carlisle & District 'O' Gauge Group
Derwent Railway Society (West Cumbria)
Furness Model Railway Club
Kendal Model Railway Club
Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (Furness Lakes & Lune branch)
Stephenson Locomotive Society (South Lakeland branch)

Other selected Cumbrian rail and industry-related websites:
National Railway Museum
Carnforth Station Visitor Centre
Cumbria Railways
Departure Lounge (West Cumberland Iron & Steel industry)
Grace's Guide - source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain
Keswick to Penrith Railway Re-opening
Northern Viaduct Trust
Signalling Record Society
The Engineer - bound volumes
Windermere Lake Steamers - a history
Scott Willison's epic "Round the north we go" Northern Rail Blog

Some of the main players in the current Cumbrian rail scene:
Direct Rail Services
Stobart Rail
Story Contracting
Transpennine Express
Virgin West Coast
West Coast Railways