Friends of the Rail is a recreational association which was started some 25 years ago by a group of railway enthusiasts. Today FOTR is a non-profit company which has publically open membership – anyone interested in furthering our aims can join us and partake in our activities.
FOTR restores, preserves and operates steam heritage trains in what can be described as a living museum. This provides a recreational outlet for FOTR’s members whilst at the same time providing enjoyment and education for the public for whom we run regular steam train outings. These steam train outings form the bulk of the revenue flowing into the club. This revenue, after expenses, is ploughed directly back into the aims and objectives of the club. Most work carried out, including manning trains, is done on a completely voluntary basis by members without financial reward.