RailSoc

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!

Unfortunately 2020 is not going to be a typical year for us, but we've still got plenty planned including a series of Zoom talks with industry professionals, and other interactive virtual events. Plus we've got some exciting trips in the pipeline for when restrictions allow!

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

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Meet our student groups at the Virtual EPS Societies Fair

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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.
Date:
22/10/2020

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.
Date:
21/04/2020

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!
Date:
12/12/2019

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.
Date:
27/03/2019

RailSoc and a phenomenal autumn term

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RailSoc has turned one year old and has not slowed down a bit. President Matthew Teller shares the details of the outstanding first term the Society had.
Date:
21/12/2018

Aerospace, Nuclear and Rail have new logos!

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Following the successful design competition run at the start of term Aerospace, Nuclear and Rail courses now have brand new logos!
Date:
12/11/2018

RailSoc Visits the Swindon Panel

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RailSoc visited the Didcot Railway Centre and Swindon Panel in October to experience an operating session and have a look around the Didcot Railway Centre. Matthew Teller tells us more.
Date:
05/11/2018

RailSoc October Events

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We're excited to release our events timetable for October 2018! We hope you can join us.
Date:
11/09/2018

RailSoc Update Spring 2018

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RailSoc has got off to an amazing start in our first year. From starting in the autumn as a handful of first years with an idea to now a mailing list of 70 people we're certainly doing something right! Matthew Teller tells us more.
Date:
12/04/2018

Railsoc Train Planning Awareness Course with Cross Country Trains

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On the cold and cloudy morning of Saturday 10 February UoB RailSoc gathered at University station heading for Crewe via Birmingham New Street. They were fortunate enough to have arranged private tours of the Crewe Railway Heritage Centre and operating sessions in the Exeter West Signal Box.
Date:
02/03/2018
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