The Branch Line Society




WorldPay is used for all payments on our site. The Branch Line Society do not capture or hold card details within our own system as all processing is undertaken by WorldPay. Worldpay is a global leader in payments processing technology and solutions. They operate reliable and secure proprietary technology, and on a typical day, process over 31 million mobile, online and in-store transactions. They are the leader in payments in the UK, where they process approximately 42% of all transactions. More details on WorldPay can be found here.

SSL Certification: This website is secured with a SSL certificate (as evidenced by the address starting with "https://" rather than "http://" and the presence of a padlock symbol in the address bar at the top of the page). The SSL certificate means that information exchanged between your computer/device and the website is encrypted and cannot be intercepted and read by anyone other than the intended recipient.

PCI Compliance: The Branch Line Society is committed to protecting consumer credit card data in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Payments: Sorry, but we only accept GBP sterling for payments.


Fixtures: if for any reason, an individual decides that they would like to rescind their booking, they can do so, so long as notification is received at least 7 days before the fixture is scheduled to take place. Application for a refund should be made to the Fixtures Secretary whose contact details can be found on the Contacts page. The Society reserves the right to make a small administration charge (10%) for cancelled bookings. In the unlikely event that the Society has to cancel a fixture with little or no prospect of being able to re-arrange it, a full refund will be given and no administration charge will be made, but no other liability shall be incurred. Cancellations will not normally be accepted where they are received within 7 days of the fixture taking place, unless there is a significant and material change to the advertised route and/or motive power, and even then are at the discretion of the Fixtures Secretary.

Please note: the above terms may vary from fixture to fixture. Please refer to any terms and conditions attached to each individual fixture which will take precedence over those stated above.

Sales: No refunds will be issued once items have been dispatched, unless the items are found to be damaged in transit. For a full statement on the refund policy relating to sales items, please contact the Sales Officer whose contact details can be found on the Contacts page.

Membership: if for any reason, a new member decides that they would like to rescind their membership, they can do so within seven days of joining, in which case they will be entitled to a full refund of their membership fee. No refunds will be considered more than seven days after joining. Application for a refund should be made to the Membership Secretary whose contact details can be found on the Contacts page.


This website does not collect any personal data – other than that physically entered by yourself in making a booking for a fixture, in purchasing sales items, or in processing a new membership application or an existing membership renewal. It categorically does not share that information with any third parties, and all information captured for the above processes is captured solely to facilitate those processes and is stored in a secure environment with no public access.

With an aim of trying to provide a site that best meets your needs and interests, we keep a record of which pages you have visited on our site for statistical analysis purposes. This information is held on a secure server with no public access, but if you are unhappy about this information being stored, please contact the Website Officer who will arrange for all records to be deleted.

This site only uses cookies which are essential to, and solely for, the working of the website (such as restricting access to member-only sections of the website). As such, these do not need explicit EU consent.


JavaScript should be enabled in order to make full use of this website. Without it being enabled, parts of the website will not function as intended; you will not, for instance, be able to book any fixtures or purchase sales items online. You may even encounter blank or frozen pages. Most modern websites require javascript to be enabled and similarly will not function fully without it.

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These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

You may view, download and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions. You must not republish material from this website (including republication on another website) without the explicit written consent of the Website Officer or the General Secretary of the Society. Further, you must not reproduce or copy any material on this website for a commercial purpose.

You must not show any material from the website in public except for the express purposes of trying to recruit additional members for the Society.

You must not use an offline browser utility, web crawler or any other automated data collection utility to download, scrape, mine, harvest or extract whole portions of this website without the Branch Line Society’s express written consent.

The Branch Line Society provides members with a user login and password to enable them to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services: you must ensure that the user login and password are kept confidential. The Branch Line Society may disable your user login and password without notice or explanation if you are deemed to be in violation of the Terms and Conditions of use.

The Branch Line Society will disable your user login and password, after a suitable period of grace, if you fail to renew your membership when it is due (1st May of each year).

The content of any news item you post to the News Forum is your responsibility and the BLS accepts no responsibility for the content and cannot be held liable in any way for any inaccuracies that may be present. Posting to the forum is subject to the Terms and Conditions of using the forum, which must be acknowledged before a post is accepted. Any post that does not conform to the Terms and Conditions will be removed without warning. Repeated non-conformance could lead to a ban on posting for that individual.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or the Branch Line Society or a third party. You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

The Branch Line Society reserves the right to edit or remove any unsuitable material submitted to this website, or stored on the Branch Line Society’s servers, or hosted or published upon this website.

All information contained on this website is presented in good faith, and the Branch Line Society cannot be held liable or responsible for any misleading or incorrect information inadvertently presented. Specifically, the Society cannot be held responsible in respect of any losses - whether direct, indirect, or consequential - you suffer in connection with the website.

The Branch Line Society may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the latest version.