The Industrial Railway Society caters for enthusiasts interested in privately owned locomotives and railways at home and overseas. 

We produce a quarterly magazine, the Industrial Railway Record, a profusely illustrated magazine; a bi-monthly UK/Irish Bulletin containing topical news, and a quarterly for overseas news; access to a well-stocked archive; visits to and rail tours of industrial railway systems; a book sales service, many Society publications being available at discounted prices; locomotive information service from the Society’s team of records officers; and a photographic sales service. In addition, members will receive periodic amendments to the Society Handbooks covering the United Kingdom and overseas.

All prices are inclusive of delivery charges. Overseas members are charged a slightly higher subscription to reflect increased postal charges.

Introductory Offers for new members:

If you join before July 2020 your membership will be backdated to January 2020. As a bonus, you will be eligible for a £10 discount on any one IRS publication with a member’s price of at least £15 (18EL and new publications in 2020 excluded, as are the Gwent and North Staffs handbooks, for which stocks are very low) ordered from the E-Shop (provided that the total order value is at least £25).

If you join on or after 1st July 2020 your membership will run through to the end of 2021.