Next Events


IRRS (London Area) 60th anniversary celebration 
Our 60th anniversary celebration is now planned for the afternoon of Saturday 5th November 2022 in central London. Further details to follow, but please note the date in your diary.

Speaker Meetings

 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.

 If meetings are on Zoom, In order to use Zoom, those on the London Area e-mail list will be sent further details of how to join the meetings. If you would like to be added to our e-mail list, please apply to . Codes and joining instructions will be e-mailed shortly before each talk. The next Events page will be updated if any changes occur and readers should check under this tab for the latest information at all times.



Thurs 20 October 2022

“Dundalk Works 1880 to 1959 Revisited” by Charles Friel

Thurs 17 November 2022

“Recording Irish Railways Line by Line” by Jim Edgar
Photos taken on CIE/Irish Rail from 1974 – 2008 plus Jim’s experiences in publishing his recent eponymous books

Thurs 8 December 2022

“Reflections on being CEO of Irish Rail” by Dick Fearn + AGM


Thurs 19 January 2023

“Digitising the IRRS Archives + GNR(I) carriage design” by Richard McLachlan
Using archival carriage drawings

Thurs 16 February 2023

“On Tour with Lance King 1961-70” by Leslie McAllister
Mainly photos taken on railtours starting the 1961 “All Ireland” tour, but covering other railway scenes along the way

Thurs 16 March 2023

“History of the NIR 80 Class” by Martin Baumann

Thurs 20 April 2023

“Rails through Connemara” by Jon Beaumont
The Galway – Clifden Line

Further details will be supplied in late-summer, including whether meetings will be online or live or both.

All meetings will be held from 19.00 – 21.45. 


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