Membership Benefits

All Members receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • Quarterly issues of “The Marshlander” magazine, a high quality collectable item (one copy per household). For details click here. When you join or renew there is an alternative option to select a PDF copy by email.
  • Members can take advantage of unlimited privilege rate journeys on the RH&DR offering a saving of up to 75% on ordinary fares.
  • For information on timetables and tickets, please go to and select tickets and timetables. On normal timetable days the RHDRA privilege rate in 2022 is £6.00 for Adults and £3.00 for Children. Different terms may apply on Special Event Days – please check with the railway on the link to their website above.
  • Members receive a free pass each year allowing one free Rover ticket per membership.

Please Note :

Free passes come in the form of a barcoded small yellow plastic “tag”. The tags are issued at joining or renewal time and are valid for your membership year. Covid restrictions made it uneconomic to issue tags at all renewals so if you haven’t had one and need it before your renewal comes round, please contact [email protected] in good time. Normal delivery will need 2 weeks notice as card print runs are weekly and time must then be allowed for posting and despatch. We can’t guarantee the two weeks due to postal delays, so please allow up to three weeks in advance of your journey.

Members are also reminded that rules for free passes still apply i.e. one journey per full member, or one member of a family per annum.

All journeys are subject to availability.

  • The opportunity to get involved with the work of the Association. This can be tremendously rewarding, offering the chance to really be a supporter of this wonderful railway. Examples would be to join the Association’s Heritage Group, become a volunteer in a wide range of roles, to attend and participate in the Association’s Annual General Meeting* and many other ways to get involved. Some opportunities are NOT affected by Covid-19. See Roles & Opportunities

In addition to the above, members can take advantage of :

  • Free admission to all Stations on normal operating days (Excluding Special Event days and Santa Specials) on production of membership card.
  • Discounts in the Railway’s shops on selected products. Individual item purchases must be over £5 and the offer excludes all food and drinks. Shop staff will be able to advise eligibility.
  • Exclusive discounts on some Special Event tickets (Excludes Santa Specials)