The British Train Society
The British Train Society (BTS)
is an organization for individuals with interests in various aspects of
the railway system in the British Isles both past and present. These
interests are fostered through an exchange of information based on
actual operating knowledge, research or general interest. Model railway
building and operation provides a theme around which other interests
can be explored but not to the exclusion of other topics.
The BTS was founded in suburban
Chicago in the spring of 1995 for the purpose of bringing together
those in the Chicago area who have interests in the trains of Great
Britain. We welcome enthusiasts of British railways of all ages
and modelers of all gauges.
The British Train Society will
acquaint you with others whose knowledge and enthusiasm for British
trains spans time from their inception in the coalfields of Britain's
North East to today's high-speed international trains of the Channel
The Society's activities are
noncommercial and are intended to promote the interests of the members
in a spirit of mutual respect and fellowship.
Photo by BTS member