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 all our meetings are being held ONLINE this season.

There has been one change to the meetings programme which we previously advertised. Andrew Waldron remains as our February speaker but will give a solo talk about some of Ireland’s remarkable industrial railways. This replaces the previously planned joint talk by Andrew and Ted McAvoy about Bord na Móna. See the programme for more details. Andrew and Ted were unable to deliver their planned joint talk in an online format. For  details of the lectures click here: IRRSProgramme2122amended

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

Each Spring we normally hold our Transport Collectors’ Market at Chiswick, West London.  However, the planned date for the next TCM on Saturday 12th March 2022 has now been cancelled. 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 postponed

Our 60th anniversary celebration, planned for Saturday 6th November 2021 has been postponed due to Covid risks. It is now planned for the afternoon of Saturday 5th November 2022 in central London. Further details in a year’s 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 Irish Railway Record Society is active on Facebook, Twitter,YouTube, Flickr To view/participate go to