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2018/19 Events

We look forward to welcoming you for the 2018/19 season which starts on Thursday 18 October 2018. Please see below for details on each talk or download the programme of talks list (PDF file):

IRRS London 2018-19 Programme of Talks

For event write-ups please see Previous Events.

Meetings are from 19.00 – 21.45 in Central London in the Function Room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Road, LONDON WC1X 8JR

The room is accessible by stairs only and a selection of Irish transport books is usually on sale.

Entry is £3 members, £5 non-members, except £3 for non-members on 6 December 2018. The non-member entry fee is refunded if you join the Society on the night.

2018-19 London Area Meetings

Thursday 4 April 2019
“Classic Irish Steam” by Ciarán Cooney

Ciaran Cooney

IRRS Photographic Archivist, Ciarán Cooney, has skilfully restored the classic photos of Bob Clements, Denis Morris and J Macartney Robbins. Enjoy stirring shots of 400s, 500s and 800s hard at work. There will be rarely-seen places like Clara Midland and Inny Junction. Then high-wheeled J5s on the Midland doing everything from cattle trains to excursions, and 2-4-0’s in the west.. The talk moves on to the SL&NCR, the GN, the B&CDR, and the NCC moguls, mogul tanks and 4-4-0’s. This is a veritable feast of classic Irish steam.

Saturday 16 March 2019

The London Area of the IRRS runs this popular event, now in its 40th season, to be held in Chiswick Town Hall (west London) from 11.00 – 15.00