Welcome to scot-rail.co.uk, Scotland's online railway community. The group is for any rail enthusiast interested in the railways and trains of Scotland. It not only consists of the wiki that you're reading now, but a busy online forum and mailing list, which is accessible to anyone who registers. If you would like to join in, all you have to do is register with us for free.

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scot-rail.co.uk is the site for railway enthusiasts with an interest in Scottish railways.

No matter where your interest in Scottish railways lies, scot-rail.co.uk has something for everything.

  • gen@scot-rail.co.uk for advanced and current gen on trains in Scotland;
  • sightings@scot-rail.co.uk for your reports and photos of what you've seen on the Scottish railway network;
  • discussion@scot-rail.co.uk for anything else to do with Scottish railways, including new railway line openings, preservation, history and railway operations;
  • chat@scot-rail.co.uk for off-topic chat amongst members; and
  • scot-rail@scot-rail.co.uk which is for support and feedback.

Further details about the mailing lists can be found in the Posting Guidelines.

scot-rail.co.uk wiki

The scot-rail.co.uk wiki holds a vast amount of information on Scotland's railways. From past and present locomotives and rolling stock found in Scotland to the organisations and companies such as Network Rail and ScotRail who run the railways, you'll find it all here. You'll also find information in the wiki on different rover tickets, timetables, the preserved railway scene and information on many of the current and proposed rail projects.

Written by the members of scot-rail.co.uk, it's an ever changing on-line encyclopaedia - why not take a closer look or even make a contribution yourself.

Homepage Photo

Fancy seeing your photo on the scot-rail.co.uk frontpage? Well here's your chance - simply upload it to the HomePage Submissions gallery and we'll consider it.


scot-rail was started up in April 1999 as a mailing list using Yahoo!Groups. It's original aim was to provide a rail-gen type group as at the time there was little in the way of Scottish content on the original rail-gen list. It soon grew to become an all round group for anyone interested in Scottish railways. Recently it became obvious that a single mailing list wasn't able to meet the needs of the different interests that the members had. In July 2006 scot-rail was split into a set of five email lists, based on the new scot-rail.co.uk website.