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Rail Riders Club

Was anyone in British Rail`s Rail Riders club? I was until around 1988 - and it was a great club for rail enthusiasts. i still have my badge and Star Traveller's Badges and Sticker Station Stamps, but I lost my membership card. Does any one know if i could get a replica card? I remember the magazines we got through the post were called Rail Riders Express and they were pretty good. I`m still a rail enthusiast and enjoy train-spotting.


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Do You Remember Rail Riders Club?

Do You Remember Rail Riders Club?

  • Anonymous user
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    I was a member too- I remember that most stations in Birmingham (where we were living at the time) refused to accept Rail Riders vouchers. New Street would just about do it, but only after a letter of authorisation from the station-master. I found it to be a bit of a swizz, really....
  • Anonymous user
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    I was in it too - from when I was five in 1980 until I was 16, the upper age limit, in 1991. I think I was in it almost from when it started until it finished. For about the first year it was called the Great Rail Club, then it was renamed Rail Riders. I too still have some of my Rail Riders stuff, including most of the magazines. Happy days! Pity it finished, but I guess rail privatisation killed it off. I wouldn't think you could easily get a replica card - maybe you could look for someone else's on eBay, or post a message on eBay asking if anyone has one. It had a good mix of members of both sexes, from what I remember (despite railways being a traditionally male-dominated hobby) and I am pleased to see that the first person to post a message here appears to be female! I now hear that one of the last remnants of it is finally going - the York Model Railway at York station (opened as Rail Riders World in conjunction with Rail Riders) is closing at the end of November!