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We are the University of Birmingham Railway Society, or RailSoc for short. and are 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. And 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. We also work closely with the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research & Education.

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