Cambridge University Railway Club

The Cambridge University Railway Club (CURC) was formed in 1911 and is third oldest railway clubs in the world, after The Railway Club (1899) and the Stephenson Locomotive Society (1909). It is one of the clubs and societies of the University of Cambridge.

The CURC activities include:

  • Meetings where a line of notable speakers have spoken, including Sir Nigel Gresley.
  • Visits, including Steam drives and Brake Van rides.
  • Annual Photo Competition
  • Annual dinner at a Cambridge College

Also, the CURC had a good friendship with the Oxford University Railway Society (OURS), with an annual Varsity Quiz. Unfortunately OURS folded in the late 1990s.

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