as The Railway Club
Cambridge University branch
|Founded at||Cambridge, England|
|UK, and international|
The Cambridge University Railway Club (CURC) was formed in 1911 and is the third oldest railway club in the world, after The Railway Club (1899 - now defunct) and the Stephenson Locomotive Society (1909). It is one of the clubs and societies of the University of Cambridge. The club is engaged closely with the railway industry.
The CURC activities include:
The CURC had a good friendship with the Oxford University Railway Society (OURS), with an annual Varsity Quiz. However OURS folded in the late 1990s.
The CURC has a logo of "Eagle", which is the only locomotive designed and built in Cambridge. Eagle
CURC adopted a Class 08 locomotive 08631 at Coldham Lane Depot in Cambridge until the depot was mothballed for a time in 1996.