The Prospectus

The purpose of The Military Railway Study Group is to collect, exchange and whenever possible, to publish factual information on the operation of the railways of any combatant nations . Relevant material from any era, when the military used railways in war and peace, and other associated subjects, from supporting or neutral countries, is also of considered interest.

The wartime railway had not been extensively studied by serious railway historians until fairly recently. The Study Group was founded in 1989 as The World War 2 Railway Study Group to address this. The Group offers a bi-monthly bulletin, and produces pamphlets and books at irregular intervals.

Membership grants you full access to our archived content, as well as having the opportunity to enjoy exchanging comments on our discussion pages.

Topics of Interest

The Scope of the Military Railway Study Group is wide ranging, and examples of topics of interest are:

  • The Wartime effort upon railway systems
  • Locomotives
  • Plans
  • Armoured Trains
  • Rail-mounted guns
  • Ambulance trains
  • Freight Vehicles
  • Disposal of equipment
  • Evacuation
  • Archaeology
  • Modelling