Next Events


Speaker Meetings


Our updated and amended programme for the season is attached. programme 4

We have one remaining meeting this season in April to be held Live (also available via Zoom) in a new venue, The Gallery at Alan Baxter at Farringdon, 77 Cowcross Street, Farringdon LONDON EC1M 6EL. 

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.

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Fri 21 April 2023        LIVE & ZOOM   at 1800
Please note the earlier start time which is due to the requirements of The Gallery

“Rails through Connemara” by Jon Beaumont

The Galway – Clifden Line

Lifetime enthusiast, preservationist and author, Jon Beaumont, draws from his recent book about the life and times of the shortlived Galway-Clifden line, open from 1895-1935, setting it in the economic and social circumstances of the time. The line was opened to support (abortive) plans for a major fishing industry and a transatlantic shipping terminal at Clifden. Compounded by the burning down of the railway hotel at Recess in the ‘Troubles’, the line struggled to an early demise, even though it had stimulated early development of a local tourist industry. Jon will show many rare photos..



IRRS (LONDON AREA) SALES STANDS featuring digitised Irish railway drawings

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition (NEC, Birmingham)

The last exhibition was held in November 2022. . Dates for 2023 will be announced in due course.

TRANSPORT COLECTORS’ MARKET (TCM) organised by the IRRS (London Area)
Chiswick Town Hall, West London: 
Our proposed March 2023 Market has been cancelled. Our next Market will be March 2024. 

See our website for further details