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PERFORMANCE SOCIETY

A leading authority on train and railway performance

Railway Performance Society (RPS) is a British based organisation dedicated
to recording and studying the performance of railways and railway traction.

OUR BACKGROUND

Founded over forty years ago, RPS is a leading authority on train and railway performance. Our 200  members regularly record and analyse the performance of steam diesel and electric traction throughout the UK, Europe and further afield..

We issue our quarterly society magazine – Milepost – to our members.

RPS members have acted as official timers for railway companies during high-speed record attempts, press and stakeholders trains.

RPS members contribute railway performance commentary to various publications including the Railway Magazine, Modern Locomotives Illustrated, Rail Express and Modern Railways.

GET INVOLVED

Whether you have just a passing interest in train performance or a real passion to understand every aspect of train and railway performance, the society has something for you. The society can offer insightful and meaningful commentary on the current UK railway scene.

Independent from any rail organisation, we can provide balanced and unbiased views on the performance and reliability of the UK and some European railway systems.

We welcome contact from any individuals who may not necessarily be passionate about train performance but who-through their daily commute, record the performance and reliability of services that they use.

RPS ENGAGEMENT

The Railway Performance Society is a small specialist body able to provide independent authentication and commentary on most matters relating to train performance.

The Society is always interested in participation in any attempts to achieve a new fastest time record.

MILEPOST

Railway Performance Society Magazine

LATEST NEWS

  • BRITAIN’s FASTEST TRAINS 2024

    Published On: December 10th, 2019

    RPS Publicity Officer Jeremy Hartill has completed his review of the Summer 2024 timetable. Follow the following link to Society Published Material for full details.

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