• 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


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  • 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.

Coronavirus Update

Members please note that the May Points cannot be printed because the Printers are now closed and the next Journal may also be delayed. The May Points will be in the Reading Room on the EAG

Due to the current Coronavirus situation and the recommendations of the United Kingdom Government, the HMRS Trustees have decided to cancel all HMRS formal meetings and public events until 1st June at the earliest. The situation will be reviewed again then. This means that Area Group meetings before then are cancelled and the AGM will be postponed until a date yet to be decided. Area Groups will decide whether they postpone planned meetings or cancel them. Please see the ’What’s On’ page for the current schedule.

The M&SC is now closed to all members and the public until that date also.

Trading of HMRS products via the website: We can still take online orders for transfers and prints of digital photograph scans but all other services are suspended. We cannot predict delivery dates as so many businesses are closed and delivery services stretched whilst the current restrictions apply although your account will be charged at checkout. Specific restrictions are on each product page. No postal or phone orders will be taken until the M&SC re-opens.

We are sorry for any inconvenience but of course this is necessary for us all.

The HMRS Trustees


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