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, operations and people, throughout the island.

You can become a member of the society on the IRRS Membership page.


We hold monthly meetings at a central London venue from October to April every year hosting illustrated talks by speakers on a wide range of Irish transport topics.


“Last Glimpses of the Traditional Railway in Northern Ireland and Securing the Future” by Derek Young
(19.00 – 21.45, Function Room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, LONDON WC1X 8JR)

We apologise for any disappointment caused but we feel that this is a necessary action. That means that this season’s events have now finished.

We have fixed dates for next season, as given below.

For details of all 2020-2021 season’s meetings, please go to Next Events.

Or download the IRRS London Area Programme 2020-2021 as a PDF. Lecture Programme20.21 

For reports of previous meetings (including this season), please go to Previous Events.

Each Spring we hold our Transport Collectors’ Market at Chiswick, West London. For further information please see the Transport Collectors’ Market.

In a new initiative, an IRRS Manchester Area was successfully launched at an inaugural meeting on Thursday 6th February 2020 in central Manchester. The new Area will commence its speaker meetings in the autumn. If you have not already registered your interest in the new Area and would like to be kept informed of developments and programme, please let us know at

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 page to find out more about us and to take part.

Events and Sales Stand

Our sales stand at the Warley National Railway Model Exhibition, flies the flag for the IRRS as a whole, particularly the London Area. We also attend ScaleForum.

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 use the Contact Us form.

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.

You can become a member of the society on the IRRS Membership page.

Social Media

The Irish Railway Record Society is active on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr for events, archive photographs and films.

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