Irish Railway Record Society – London

Welcome to the London Area of the Irish Railway Record Society

We provide a forum in London for Members of the Society and others interested in Irish transport, particularly railways, covering all aspects of the subject – historical and contemporary, infrastructure, rolling stock and people, throughout the island.

You can become a member of the Society on the


We hold monthly meetings  from October to April every year hosting illustrated talks by speakers on a wide range of Irish transport subjects. Usually we hold our meetings in a central London venue but due to ongoing concerns about Covid and some uncertainty about the availability of our normal meeting room at the Calthorpe Arms a decision will follow on the venue for the 2022 -23 season and/or Zoom platform.

The 2021 -22 Programme of lectures has now ended. The draft programme for 2022-23 is available –  IRRS Programme 2022-23 under the Next Events tab  

For reports of previous meetings please go to Previous Events. This illustrates the type of programme we offer.

Donations to the IRRS (London Area) 

Our online meetings are free of charge but we offer you the opportunity to make a voluntary donation to support the IRRS (London Area) Click here for more details

Click here to donate

Transport Collectors Market

Each Spring we normally hold our Transport Collectors’ Market at Chiswick, West London.   It is planned to hold the next TCM in 2023. For further details about the Market, please go to Transport Collectors’ Market

IRRS (London Area) 60th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday 5th November 2022

Our 60th anniversary celebration, which was planned for Saturday 6th November 2021 was  postponed due to Covid risks. It is now planned for the afternoon of Saturday 5th November 2022 in central London. Further details will be released nearer the time but please note the new date.

IRRS Manchester Area

The IRRS Manchester Area is based in central Manchester.  For further information visit the Manchester Area Website – go to :-:

 Meet our Members

The Irish Railway Record Society London Area is a hub of railway enthusiasts from all walks of life. New profiles are always being added with our members answering the same questions but providing very different answers. Visit the Meet our Members

 Events and Sales Stand

Please note that the usual IRRS sales stands at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition and at SCALEFORUM AND SCALEFOUR NORTH are cancelled for 2022 due to Covid

Collections and Bequests

The IRRS London Area is delighted to accept collections of Irish railway material that would otherwise be disposed of. We use it for research, our archive, or find a good enthusiast home for it. Please go to 

 Irish Railway Record Society in Ireland

The IRRS London Area parent body is based in Dublin. Further details can be found on the Irish IRRS website

For links to other Irish related websites go to  Links

 Social Media

The London Area has a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. To join use the following links:

The Facebook group is Irish Railway Record Society (London Area) – anyone with a Facebook profile should be able to see and join but this link should take you there –

Twitter link is @irrs_london (note it’s underscore not hyphen).

While the sites facilitate engagement between members, anyone wanting to contact the London Area directly would be best advised to e-mail us or use the “Contact Us” facility

The Irish Railway Record Society in Dublin is active on Facebook, Twitter,YouTube, Flickr To view/participate go to