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The Society’s origins, activities and membership benefits

The Altrincham Electric Railway Preservation Society (AERPS) was formed in 1970 to save some of the MSJ&AR Altrincham Electric rolling stock from the 1931 electrification. This stock was replaced by the newer 25kV ac units in May 1971. AERPS also exists to gather and preserve other items connected with the MSJ&AR and to foster a general interest in railways in the area of the line and elsewhere.


By joining the AERPS you can help preserve two historic MSJ&AR coaches; further information on the Coaches page. The Society is a Registered Charity (No. 1093098), and a corporate member of the Midland Railway Trust.

AERPS presents the Winter Lecture Series, monthly from October to April, a series of lectures on railway and related topics. They are held at the Altrincham Methodist Church Hall.

The Society also arranges coach trips and social events. Its web site is at and it has a Facebook page.

Join the Society

Members receive the Society’s journal Live Wires, free admission to the Winter Lecture Series and the opportunity to take part in all AERPS activities.

At the Midland Railway-Butterley, on non event days, half price travel on production of your valid AERPS membership card.

Members agree to abide by the Constitution. To join; download, print, complete and return this Application Form. Please note, annual subscription renewals are due on 1 April.

Data Protection legislation from May 2018

To comply with changes in Data Protection legislation from May 2018, we are required to seek permission to contact members.

Your personal data will be used by AERPS only for the purposes of administering the association and informing you of its activities. AERPS will not disclose any personal information to any other third parties, except where required by law, without your express consent. By joining the association, you consent to receiving, by post, Live Wires, Notices of General Meetings, occasional information regarding special events and other information of legitimate interest to members.

Altrincham Electric Railway Preservation Society

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Registered Charity (No. 1093098)

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