English version by Allan Scotson

The Finnish Railway History Society (SRHS) is a national organization for enthusiasts of railways and their history. The Society was founded in 1967 and functioned under the name of "Locomotive Friends" until 1975. The purpose of the society is to uphold and activate interest in railways and their history; to collect and safekeep documents, railwayana, photographic and audial material; and to be involved in publishing. The SRHS serves as a connecting link for its own members and maintains contact with other enthusiast organizations. It also supports its own members in various activities such as:

  • Photography and videofilming
  • Collection of photographs, post cards, timetables, tickets, railway philatelic items, drawings, magazines and books
  • Model railways
  • Railway observation and record taking (motive power, rolling stock, extraordinary and special trains, etc.)
  • Preservation and restoration of railway stock
  • Railway historical research and publication

Club evenings and excursions are important activities of the society. Club evenigs include slide and film shows, talks and exchange of information and experiences. Excursions head for locations often more difficult for the individual enthusiast, such as motive power depots, workshops, axed lines, and private and industrial railways. Tours are also made abroad. All membersreceive a regular newsheet of forthcoming activities.

The Finnish Railway History Society also publishes "Resiina" (Trolley) magazine, in join co-operation with the Museum Railway Association at Jokioinen, and serves as journal for members of both societies. The magazine has been issued since 1969.

If you are a railway history enthusiast or have an interest in railways you are warmly welcome to join us. SRHS membership will enable you to take part in our variety of interesting and invigorating activities. The well-produced "Resiina" magazine is an advantage of membership, this you will receive four times a year.

Please contact us via the postal address below:

P.O. Box 795
Business Identity Code: 3034087-4

This page last modified 10.10.2020