What's On?
(updated 21 July 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.

Crowle Peatland Railway

The Old Peatworks, Dole Road, Crowle, Lincolnshire, DN17 4BL

We are working to preserve the local heritage of peat working on the Moors.

We now have three locos that were used to carry peat off the moors on a 3ft gauge railway. 

Come and find out about our progress and plans for the future.
or visit our website

Opening Times  

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September: 1000-1600

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September: 1000-1600


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