RailSocWe are the University of Birmingham Railway Society, or RailSoc for short, and we’re the society for anyone interested in everything and anything to do with railways. We cater for those who have career aspirations in the rail industry or just a casual interest in trains and railways. Our events include behind-the-scenes visits to steam railways, train depots, and signalling centres, as well as socials, industry talks and guided history walks. We're also looking at building our own model railway!

The Society was founded in October 2017 and since then we've grown leaps and bounds. In 2019 we won the EPS Industrial Award for our work with various companies within the industry!

If you’d like to find out more and get involved, please join our Facebook group and visit our Facebook page, or email us at railway@guild.bham.ac.uk.

EPS Societies' Awards won:

  • Industrial Award 2019


Latest news from RailSoc

An industrious year for RailSoc

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With a record number of industrial talks from RailSoc this year, they have continued to thrive during the pandemic! Their Chair, Richard Pengelly, tells us more about RailSoc's busy semester.

RailSoc's 4th year, and a new Chair

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An unusual year for the new Chair to pick up the mantel of running the Society, but RailSoc has ridden the pandemic well. Richard Pengelly explains what the Society has been up to this autumn.

Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

Our student groups are so unique that we have our own Fair so you can meet them! In the week of 12-16 October we introduced you to our incredible student groups with the first Virtual Fair. Watch the recordings here.

RailSoc Spring Update 2020

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RailSoc have had a great term with several graduates joining their activities, joint trips with fellow transport-related societies from other universities, and another hands-on driving experience. Matthew tells us more.

Happy 3rd birthday RailSoc!

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RailSoc is now well underway with its 3rd year as a society continuing to organise some fantastic events this autumn term!

Spring Review with RailSoc

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The Alstom facility tour and trying the University's simulator in the BCRRE labs, RailSoc kept its members engaged and enthusiastic with their activities. Matthew Teller shares more about the Society's spring term.

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