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  • Welcome to the Youth Rail Enthusiasts Association

    The YREA is a community of railway enthusiasts based in Great Britain. All our members are aged 25 or below and are passionate about their hobby. If you are too, then we'd love you to join us! We host frequent competitions and events, and also have a busy online community sharing opinions, reviews, laughs, pictures and videos. What are you waiting for? Get your free account today.

  • Introducing the YREA

  • News & Updates

    • YREA Launches New Online Game
      By Chris in News & Updates 2
      The Youth Rail Enthusiasts Association has just launched a new quiz! Its available now via YouTube, and requires you to guess 20 trains just by hearing them. So how well do you know your engines and traction motors? Watch the video now to find out - and then challenge your friends to beat your score!
      This is the first in a short series of online games that we are planning to release, so please make sure you send us your feedback so that we can refine them. And if you enjoy it, share it via Facebook and Twitter so that others can have a go!
    • We're Now Six Years Old!
      By Chris in News & Updates 0
      We are delighted to be celebrating our sixth birthday today! Thank you to everyone who has supported our growing community since it launched in 2010, and here's to a fun filled future!
    • Joshua Woodhouse Wins Video Fest 2015!
      By Chris in News & Updates 0
      The Youth Rail Enthusiasts Association is delighted to announce the winners of Video Fest 2015 - as judged by YouTuber and blogger for Londonist Geoff Marshall (@geofftech), YREA Manager and Founder Chris Jeffery, and Manager of the Transport for London Forum Kyle Stuart-Woodard.
      Our first prize winner is Joshua Woodhouse, who entered this video. We really enjoyed hearing about the history of Stratford station and why the area is important to Joshua through his hobby. There was a good variety of camera angles used and great narration too. Joshua has won:
      A guided tour of the Edinburgh Trams depot and control centre for them and a friend, plus free travel on the tram network and Lothian Buses (including a city sightseeing bus tour!). A pair of first class return tickets for Virgin Trains (West Coast) - which you could use to travel to Edinburgh for your depot tour, or for another day out - its your choice! A pair of first class return tickets for Great Western Railway services. £50 worth of vouchers to spend on Merseyrail tickets. A £50 voucher for any SimSig download or bundle. A £10 voucher to spend on Train Simulator content from Armstrong Powerhouse. Premium access to Railcam.uk for 12 months, offering signalling diagrams and 'supporter only' cams. A one year first class membership to the Youth Rail Enthusiasts Association. Our second prize winner is Gavin Justice, who entered this video about how the railway network has changed in his local area. We enjoyed the wide range of different shots and angles that Gavin used which were all filmed with care and attention to detail. The captions were well written and informative. Gavin has won:
      A family off-peak ticket valid between any two stations on the Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern network. Two day passes for travel on London Midland services. £30 worth of vouchers to spend on Merseyrail tickets. A £10 voucher to spend on Train Simulator content from Armstrong Powerhouse. Premium access to Railcam.uk for 12 months, offering signalling diagrams and 'supporter only' cams. A one year first class membership to the Youth Rail Enthusiasts Association. Our third prize winner is George Perkins, who entered this video all about how he got into the railway hobby and what personal connection it had to him. He also showed some of the videos that he made as a young enthusiast. George has won:
      Two day passes for travel on London Midland services. £20 worth of vouchers to spend on Merseyrail tickets. Premium access to Railcam.uk for 12 months, offering signalling diagrams and 'supporter only' cams. A six month first class membership to the Youth Rail Enthusiasts Association. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who made a video for this year's competition, Geoff and Kyle for being our guests judges, and all of the businesses who kindly donated prizes free of charge for our competition - without all of you, Video Fest cannot continue to be a success. We hope to see more entries in 2016!

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