Founded in 1911 from the Cambridge University branch of The Railway Club, Cambridge University Railway Club (C.U.R.C.) is now the second oldest railway enthusiast club in the world. Today its members’ interests cover the whole of the railway scene, both in Britain and throughout the world. The club is primarily run by students and staff of Cambridge University. The club is not all about train talk, but a direct pathway to potential graduate employers, we have a celebrated history of C.U.R.C. alumni who now work at the most senior levels within the industry. The C.U.R.C. tries to arrange an event in Cambridge every week during Full Term, with at least one event holding a Member’s Formal to allow the conversation to continue with the speaker over dinner. On most occasions, this involves an invited speaker giving an illustrated talk on a specific subject, and this is almost always a professional from within the rail industry or preservation. Termly visits to railway installations are organised, which provides students with hands on experience of a side of the railway that is not open to the public.


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