What's New?

(Updated 05 June 2022)

Members of the IRS should have now received their copies of "Record" No.249, 
and May "Bulletins" Nos.1087 (Main Bulletin), 1088 (Overseas), 1089 (Spain Update list No.4)
and 1090 (18EL Update List No.15), 18EL Cumulative Update List (Lists 1-15).

Anyone who has not received their copies, or which have been damaged in transit, should contact the 
Admin Officer (Dave Kitching) by phone on 01625 423249 or by email.


Please note that the service we have offered for binding the volumes of the "Record" has now been withdrawn,
 due to our present contractor (Chew Valley Bookbinders) closing down due to age (it's a one-man operation).

The Committee is at present looking into finding a new contractor who is willing to do binding for us;
 further details will be announced on this Website, on the Email List, and in the Bulletin when we know more.

Please DO NOT send any further volumes of the Record to either the Society or Chew Valley,
 as he is no longer accepting new work and is just completing existing binding orders.


The Society's Archive has now re-opened to visitors, but please note the following:-
Due to the Coronavirus, special Health and Safety procedures 
are in place and visitors
must comply with the Statfold site arrangements.

Indices to the "India & South Asia" Handbook
The author prepared a comprehensive set of indices for this book, but due to their size (110 pages)
and the fact that the book already exceeded 550 pages, it was felt that including them would make the book too large & expensive.
However these indices are now available as a downloadable Acrobat (PDF) file.

The Society can now accept payment in Euros, via our new Euro Bank Account

The Society is now making the 'Overseas News Bulletin' available on subscription to non-members

Now available as a download is an index of all amendments to IRS Handbooks that appeared in Bulletins up to No.600.

The Society now has a range of second hand copies of old issues of the "Record" for sale. We also have some second-hand copies of out of print IRS books for sale; please email Robert Turner with your wants and we will see if we can help.

IRS email Discussion Group

The IRS has an email mailing list for members, based at Groups.io, a free, easy-to-use email group service. The purpose of this list is to enable members and members to exchange information about any aspects of industrial railways in the UK and elsewhere. News of impending events of an industrial nature are particularly welcome, as are observations of locomotives and details of sightings etc. 

Please note that the IRS Group has now moved from the old Yahoo Groups service, due to some continuing problems with their service. All existing members of the old Yahoo list should have been automatically transferred to the new provider Groups.io - if you have had any problems with the transfer, please contact the moderator Ken Scanes.

By joining this group, you'll be able to easily send messages to fellow group members using just one email address. Groups.io also makes it easy to store photos and files, co-ordinate events and more.

If you are interested in industrial railways, both in the UK and abroad, and wish to join this mailing list, then please send an email to Ken Scanes (the moderator) requesting membership, with "IRS mailing list" as the subject. Please note that this list is now open to both IRS members and non-members alike.