Society Membership

The only qualification for membership is an interest in railways and railway travel.
Members are drawn from all walks of life and all ages.
Membership is on an annual basis starting from your joining date.

Membership Categories
Individual membership for people above school age. Includes:-

Full voting rights at formal Society meetings.
Use of reference library at the Museum and Clubrooms.
Members discounts when offered on merchandise.
Attendance at monthly meetings (supper donation applies).
50% discount on train fares on the Glenbrook Vintage Railway (personal to member).
For those aged 5 to 18 years. Same options as above, at a discount.

Covers a “family” with one member of the household being the nominated “Full Member” for voting rights. Otherwise as above. (Only ONE copy of YARN and the Society mail-outs will be sent to each address).

Subscription rates – (all per year)
Adult (one person) = $20.00
Family (two or more family members) = $25.00
Youth (5 – 18 yrs) = $ 5.00
YARN Magazine
Posted within NZ = $25.00
Posted Overseas = $45.00

Overseas Railtours

In recent years the Society has planned, booked and operated a series of successful Overseas Railtours annually for groups of interested members. These Railtours provide the opportunity for members to visit overseas countries as part of an RES Railtour Group to enjoy the scenic and other attractions that different countries offer – and generally to travel by train as much as possible in doing so.

All the planning, organization and running of these Railtours is undertaken on a voluntary basis by experienced members who have “done it all before”. The Society contracts directly with overseas service providers.

All this generally ensures that we visit destinations of real interest to our Railtourists, can offer “Optional Activities” to those who prefer to be organized, provide a balance between travelling and free days and maximizes “value for money” for everybody travelling!

Further information on future Railtours including more detailed itineraries, Booking Forms and Conditions of Booking and Travel may be obtained by calling the Society’s Office and Clubrooms at (09) 636 9361 or by emailing

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