Our Individual (Private) Members are Friends of HRA.
You can join or renew online, as a Friend of the HRA, lower down this page
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 subscription year runs until the end of February.
Benefits of joining the HRA as a Friend include:
Copies of our in-house magazine - Heritage Railway News (in electronic format and this is published about 4 times a year)
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, and free or discounted entry into many steam centres and museums that are members of the HRA. (Gala and Special Event Days including Santa Specials are not normally included, and other restrictions may apply).
HRA InterRail Cards are valid for 12 months from 1st March.
The opportunity to attend meetings and seminars organised by the Association. These are held generally in the West Midlands and there is an Autumn Weekend in September where an organised programme of visits is arranged.
Friends may participate in discussions at our meetings but do not have a vote at General Meetings.
You may also volunteer to assist the Association in its work. If you have specialist skills you may be able to share this expertise as an Adviser, but there are many tasks that an active organisation like ours needs willing people to become involved with.
If you would like to join us as a private individual please contact John Larke, our Friends Membership Secretary by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also join straight away - online ...........
Friends can purchase an InterRail Card here. This is the Railcard for the Heritage Railways/Tramways in the UK and Ireland.
Most of our operating members are part of this scheme whereby cardholders can obtain free or reduced rate travel on our member lines.
The card is valid one year and the scheme year runs from 1st March in each year to the end of February the following year.
If you are already a Friend of the HRA you can renew your subscription here - you will receive your publications by email, so do not forget to enter your email address.