The LRRSA was founded in 1961 to promote interest in special purpose railways. It attracts members with interests in industrial archaeology, social history, preservation, mapping, bush walking and photography. These railways have been associated with a wide range of industries, including sugar production, timber milling, tourism, construction, manufacturing, quarrying and mining. The Society is a leading publisher of books on sawmilling history.

New! The Society is publishing in July a new book Engaging the Giants, Scott Clennett's comprehensive coverage of the sawmills and tramways of Tasmania’s Southern Forests. In conjunction with membership renewals (and new applications) members will be able to purchase a copy of this book for $45.00 including postage (in Australia - reduced postage for overseas members). For details click here