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.

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.
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.

Photos and videos

Photography and videofilming and publishing images on the club's Internet service.


Collection of photographs, post cards, timetables, tickets, railway philatelic items, drawings, magazines and books.


Railway observation and record taking (motive power, rolling stock, extraordinary and special trains, etc.).


Talks and exchange of information and experiences in Facebook, Resiina Magazine and Club evenings.


Preservation and restoration of railway stock.


Railway historical research and publication.

Model railways

Model railways hobby.

If you are a railway history enthusiastor 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 email address below:

…or postal address below:

P.O. Box 795

Business Identity Code: 3034087-4