Friends Membership

Our Individual (Private) Members are Friends of HRA.   <<  Join Here  >>


Although the Heritage Railway Association is primarily a trade association of Heritage & Tourist railways and railway preservation groups etc., individuals who have a general interest in railway preservation are most welcome to join as a Friend on payment of an annual subscription, which is £21.60 (incl. VAT). The membership year runs until the end of February.


Benefits of Membership as a Friend include:-


  • Copies of Heritage Railway News four times a year plus a copy of our Annual Report (electronic)
  • The opportunity to purchase an InterRail Card which is currently priced at £120 for a one person card. This allows free or discounted travel on over 80 participating railways, steam centres and museums except on Gala and Special Event Days including Santa Specials (other restrictions may apply). Cards are valid for 12 months from 1st March.
  • The opportunity to attend meetings and seminars organised by the Association. There are two midweek meetings usually based in the West Midlands and an Autumn Study Weekend in September where an organised programme of study visits is arranged. There are a number of seminars arranged of various topics. For details of current seminars planned please see out "Seminars" page. Friend may participate in discussions at our meetings but do not have a vote.
  • The opportunity to assist the Association in its work. If you have specialist skills you may be able to share this expertise as an Adviser. If you are interested and wish to now more then please contact our Administration Officer on 0800 756 5111 x0 or e-mail See also our page on "Volunteering" which contains more information on how you can help the Association of perhaps one of our members.


If you would like to join as a Friend please see our membership page for options.  <<  Join Here  >>


You can also contact the Private Membership Secretary by e-mail at