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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 102 - October 2009

The Railway Performance Society (RPS)

The RPS was established to bring together those interested in train practice and performance. It is long established and has an eclectic membership covering all age groups. It is about to celebrate its 30th birthday.

The RPS produces a quarterly magazine "Milepost" which covers recent and past performance topics and all forms of railway traction.

The Society has a vast database including 250,000 performance records and still growing, covering from the late 19th century to the current time. They have original manuscripts from such luminaries as O S Nock, G J Aston, D S M Barrie and P W B Semmes. The database is fully searchable by members via their website (www.railperf.org.uk).

If you are interested in joining the RPS, details can be found on their website.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2009 and so does not reflect events in the 5+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

The Railway Performance Society (RPS) - Quainton News No. 102 - October 2009

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