Allens of Oxford

Applying for RLS Membership.


Membership of the Society is open to individuals interested in the history of road steam vehicles.


In addition to receiving the quarterly Journal and notice of meetings, members also have the unrivalled opportunity to borrow from the Society’s archives many valuable, often irreplaceable, records, photographs and literature for personal research. An exception is for overseas, associate members, who regrettably are not able to borrow the historic material. There is a non-loan section of unique items in the Society’s Library which can be viewed by appointment.


To safeguard this rare material we ask prospective new members to obtain the support and recommendation of an existing member to confirm their interests in the subject.


The Society has members in the majority of local steam clubs and preservation societies in Great Britain . It is a prospective member’s responsibility to enquire and obtain the support of a current member in support of his/her application. The Society does not publish its membership list.


Please do not submit an application without the support of a member of the Society.


The Society’s Committee discusses and determines all membership applications.


For NEW MEMBERSHIP enquiries please contact

Andrew Smith who will be pleased to respond to your enquiry.

Please e-mail:


or write to :


Andrew Smith

Medfield House

42 Tadley Hill



RG26 3PW


For CURRENT members, Thomas Baines, Membership Secretary will be pleased to respond to your enquiry.

Please e-mail:


or write to :


Thomas Baines,

RLS Membership Secretary

Rose Cottage,

Church Lane,

North Carlton,



Renewing your RLS Membership.


Existing members of the Society may renew their annual membership online via our renewal page by clicking the link below.


Renew my Membership

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