Organisation, Governance, AGM, etc.


Railway Ramblers is a voluntary group financed by members’ subscriptions and donations. It is led by a Chairman and Vice Chairman, who are supported by a committee comprising Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Editor, Magazine Distribution Officer, Webmaster, Social Media Coordinator and Information Officer. We also appoint an Honorary President and Vice President, who are chosen for their contribution in preserving and re-purposing disused railways.

We have regional groups throughout the country, currently Chilterns, Eastern, Midlands (East), Midlands (South & West), North East, North West, Scotland, Southern, South West, Wales and Yorkshire. Each group is led by an Area Coordinator supported by a number of local walk leaders, and we encourage all our groups to develop local teams to plan and deliver local programmes.

For specific enquiries to Club Officers please contact:

Chairman: Mark Jones at
Treasurer: Michael Tombs at
Secretary and Web Administrator: Alan Green at

For general enquiries you can use the contact form


The club is governed by its constitution, which can be downloaded here RR-Constitution.pdf.  All the club procedures and other governance documents can be viewed by members on the Club Documents Page


Our Annual General Meeting is held on the Saturday falling between 16th and 22nd May each year, and our area groups are asked to avoid planning walks and other events which will clash. Usually, each AGM is held in a different city or town around the country, and always at an accessible location on the national rail network.

The AGM provides an opportunity for members around the UK to meet socially, discuss the previous year’s activities, and have their say in the running of the club. The following programme is normally offered:

  • Saturday: A morning walk or visit of railway interest, followed by lunch and the formal business of the AGM in the afternoon.
  • Sunday: The ‘AGM Walk’ – a full day’s railway ramble in the AGM area, with an option to finish at lunchtime for those who have a long journey home.
  • Monday: A second full day’s railway ramble in the AGM area, again with an option to finish at lunchtime.

A lot of planning goes into each AGM, with the walks and visits normally being ones that are not available to the general public. The minutes are published in the Members’ Area of this website, with a summary of proceedings appearing in the club’s magazine.

Committee Meetings

We also have one committee meeting a year to which all area coordinators are invited so that any decisions reached reflect a broad general consensus, taking into account the views of those who actually plan and deliver our walks.  This meeting is normally held in Birmingham on the third Saturday in November.