• on display in the Museum

    A single at East Grinsted
  • ABK371
  • tens of thousands of drawings
    spanning nearly two centuries

    SER Articulated Coach
  • an early photo in a famous siding

  • over 200,000 photos

  • Recording Britain's railways for
    tomorrow's generations

  • specialist books published

  • fine transfers

    transfer sheet 14
  • for modern children


To a page about the images.

  • Are you a modeller of railways?
  • Are you interested in railway history?
  • Do you work on a preserved railway?

The HMRS has lots for you… Find out more here!

About the HMRS

For over 60 years, the HMRS has been helping to record and preserve material on the history of Britain’s railways from the early 1800s up to the present day, and more importantly to make that material available to modellers, researchers and students. Today it is a thriving Society and educational charity, offering benefits for all who seek to understand how railways have contributed to British geography, industry and culture. We collaborate with railway line societies and public museums to further the growth of historical knowledge. We supply information to model manufacturers both small and international.

Web site problems

We apologise for the erratic behaviour of the web site since sometime Sunday and for the inconvenience this caused. Work is in progress to resolve the issues.
Webmaster, 3rd December.


Some of our stewards have prepared pages on their own areas of interest - it is expected that the number will increase steadily.

On Display

LB&SCR Manning Wardle loco model

Ian White's superbly researched East Grinstead Town, London, Brighton & South Coast Railway model set in the Victorian era, is on display in our Museum until the end of the year: it will be operational occasionally.

Further details may be had from Ian's page.

Cover of Southern Style bookThe Society's latest definitive study on the way things looked:  buy now.

Become a Member?

The society welcomes new members who would like to share their knowledge and experience for the benefit of others.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions or feedback we would love to hear from you.


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