What's On?
(updated 21 June 2019 )

From time to time members of the Industrial Railway Society and the IRS emailing list send in details of various events and open days around the country. As a service to members and other visitors to our website we are listing some of these announcements below, together with the sender's name and email address (when known).

However please note that the IRS cannot take any responsibility for the accuracy of these announcements or even be sure whether they will actually take place. If you have any queries, please address them to the sender, NOT the IRS.

If you want your event listed on this page, please drop an email to Bob Darvill.

Sydney Leleux has provided the following information, which might be of interest:-

Members may be interested in Rob Foxon's Railway Films being shown at 7.30pm on 11th April at Rolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby, DE24 9HY
Tickets are 6.50 in advance (cheques payable to Tua Film Service, send SAE for ticket) or 7.00 at the door.
Members can check with Tua Film Service at 0116 289 0531.

Rob does these shows every 6 months, and this one includes:-

Construction of a Railway - Logan & Hemmingway widening the 
Birmingham to Gloucester line in 1926, using steam navvies and their own portable railway.

Lartigue Monorail operating in 1922

Beyer Garratt Articulated Locomotives

plus other films including "MR 1896-1909" and the "1930s Postal Special".

Apparently the same programme is on at 7.30pm on Monday 20th May, at Peak Railway Association, Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
Tickets are 6.50 in advance (cheques payable to Tua Film Service, send SAE for ticket) or 7.00 at the door.
Members can check with Tua Film Service at 0114 268 0948.

He shows films over quite a wide area: Kettering, Leicester, Kidderminster, St Albans, Newark, Sheffield, Derby, Cleethorpes.
 Send a SAE for the full programme.  I have been to several showings and they have all been most enjoyable.


In 2019 we will operate every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 6th April until 27th October.

Steam traction operates on certain weekends, and at most event days.

For more details of our operation and Special Event Days - see our website.

Statfold Barn Railway - 2019 Enthusiasts' Day

The dates for the third Enthusiasts' Open Day in 2019 has now been confirmed as Saturday 7th September.
The IRS bookstall will be attending on this date.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Amerton Railway Staffordshire Steam Gala - 29/30th June 2019

The Amerton Railway is to hold its Summer Steam Gala on 29/30th June 2019 and this year there is a special theme of Staffordshire Engines.
 The one mile line will play host to 5 Staffordshire built steam locos from Bagnall, Kerr Stuart and Baguley.
A copy of our latest press release is available to download as a PDF file.

For more information try visiting our Facebook page at @amertonrailway or our website.

We have received an invitation for IRS members to attend the above Meetings which take place at 14:00 on the second Tuesday of the month
from September to June at the Wood Green Social Club, 2 Stuart Crescent, London N22. Please support them.

The nearest Tube Station is Wood Green. Plenty of buses run locally, travel to the site by car is not advisable.

Further details of meetings can be found on their website

Contact details are stratford_tony@hotmail.com

"Rocks by Rail" - Cottesmore
(Rutland Railway Museum)

The Museum is open for viewing Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays all year round and operates on the third Sunday of each month.

For more details see their website.

Information can also be found on the Facebook page

Heritage Open Days - North East Area

Darlington Railway Centre & Museum
Behind the scenes guided tours (bookings required). Museum Open Sat/Sun 10.00-16.00

George Stephenson's Birthplace Museum Wylam
Open Sat/Sun 13.00-17.00

Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Ashington
A chance to look inside the derelict buildings on site. Tours on Sunday 11.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00. Museum open as normal.

Victoria Tunnel, Ouseburn, Newcastle
1840's tunnel built for a coal waggonway. Tours Fri-Mon 14.00 & 16.00 (Booking required).

Further information on these events can be found at www.heritageopendays.org