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The Australian Railway Historical Society is an enthusiastic organisation established to provide a common focus for “all who are interested in railways” through the sharing of information, operating a shop stocked with rail-themed books and merchandise and organisation of railway tours and experiences.

The ARHS has a long history of recording and sharing the amazing history of railways and the contribution they have made, and continue to make, to the community.

Whether your interest is private or corporate, whether you are young or old, if you have an interest in Australian railways or railway history we encourage you to join and become a member!


Benefits of your membership include:

  • A free subscription to the Australian Railway History magazine
  • A 10% discount on all ARHS bookshop purchases and events
  • A discounted subscription to Railway Digest for your monthly rail news
  • Priority access to events, walking tours, members meetings and talks
  • A monthly ARHS members' newsletter
  • The opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals
  • Support for the preservation and promotion of railway heritage in the community

Railway Digest Magazine

Railway Digest brings you the latest in railway news along with the work of Australia’s leading rail photographers, giving you the best in editorial and pictorial content.

Members of the ARHS receive a discount on their subscription – amongst many other membership perks.


Get Involved

ARHSnsw welcomes all ages to come and join our Society.  No matter what part of the Railway you are interested in, there is something here for you.  Don’t forget, Today is Tomorrow's History.

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