UK Trips & Steam Charters

Up-dated 01 March 2015

The Industrial Railway Society (in association with the Loco Club of Great Britain and other groups) sometimes organises trips and steam specials in the UK, for industrial enthusiasts. 

We will also be publicising charters organised by other groups, when we consider them worthy of support.

Windmill Farm Railway “IRS Gala” - Thursday 25th September 2014

11.00 to 16.00, 6-00 per head. The theme will be the Fairbourne Railway, lots of original stock to travel behind, including the 4w open coach.

Motive power is likely to be a pair of Barlow locos, 1948 DUKE OF EDINBURGH and PRINCESS ANNE, plus KATIE, GWRIL, WHIPPIT QUICK - recently restored, and two surprise locos.

To make the event a success, a minimum of 25 persons are needed to cover expenses, the largest part of which will be coal for KATIE.

The cafe will be open and there is a fantastic farm park with lots of new attractions, so you can bring the family.

Payment in cash on the day, but all would-be participants should notify Andrew Waldron of their intentions by email to or in writing to 1 Hazel Pear Close, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 5GS