Looking for The Youth Rail Enthusiasts Association? After six years as the YREA we have become the Youth Rail Group. In this video our Manager explains why we've made this change and what it means for our members.

Some forum sections have moved but generally our website is unchanged. We do however have a new YouTube channel, so please subscribe to it to be the first to watch our new videos! Our Steam group, Twitch channel and Flickr Photostream have closed.

Welcome to The Youth Rail Group

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customise your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! You will also be eligible for attending YRG events and entering competitions. Registration is free!

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  • Location Guide

    Finding the perfect location for railway photography can be a difficult task. You've got to think about the views, the level of service, and how to get there on foot from the station. Our Location Guide aims to make this task a little easier. Zoom into the map where you want to go then click a pin for location details. The information in our Location Guide was accurate at the time of writing. If you've noticed an error with any of the locations, please report it to us so we can keep the guide up-to-date. If you have a location you think we should add, you can suggest it here!

  • The Location Guide is made possible by contributions from YRG members.

Age Restricted

The Youth Rail Group is a group for young people and therefore registration is permitted only to people aged 25 or below. Why?

Need some help?

You can contact the Youth Rail Group by email any time, or you can reach out to us on social media. If you have feedback or suggestions, there's somewhere for that too!

We also have a range of articles which can help you pursue your hobby safely.

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Like the Youth Rail Group? Support it!

If you enjoy being part of the YRG there's many different ways you can support it. From First Class Memberships to donations, and store purchases to advertising opportunities, every penny we make is invested back into the organisation. We also occasionally offer volunteer work