Welcome to the website of the European Railways Association - a society open to everyone interested in the railways of Europe.
Founded in Autumn 2013, this new association is for everyone interested in European railways, whether in full size or model. The ERA is solely web based although you may encounter our promotional stands at UK railway and model railway events.
We welcome all prototype enthusiasts and modellers across the Continent irrespective of country, scale, gauge and make.
Although occasional technical terms will appear in their native languages, our website is fully English language based.
The objectives of the Association are as follows:
To promote the active study and modelling of European railways.
To do this through the establishment of local groups and the development of an internet website.
To organise lectures, slide shows and other gatherings to promote the Association's interests on the widest possible basis.
To promote and hold an annual exhibition.
To have fun together and enjoy our hobby.
Members are entitled:
To receive our internet newsletters
To attend any local or national ERA meetings
To vote in general Meetings
Getting Started in Model Railways
UK, US or Continental Trains
Which Gauge to choose?
Building a Layout
2020 Model Railway Show
We regret to inform you that the 2020 Model Railway Show scheduled for Saturday 19th September 2020 has been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation.
The next show will take place on Saturday 18th September 2021
An interesting video on snow clearance on the RhB Bernina line made in 2009 showing various machines including Xrot 9213, a steam-powered rotary unit. At around 6:35 minutes the Beilhack machine featured in the February edition of Eurorail (No. 2) can be seen running before its sale to the MG Bahn.
Three more videos (one above and two below) featuring both day and night snow clearance on the RhB Bernina line. Here, Steam-Powered rotary machines Xrot 9213 and 95403 are shown working.