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Industrial Railway Society

About the Society


The Industrial Railway Society, established since 1949, is devoted to the study of all aspects, and all gauges, of privately owned industrial railways and locomotives, both at home and overseas.

Collieries, opencast coal pits, steel works, gas works, peat bogs, Ministry of Defence depots, engineering works, docks, electric power stations, etc., are all covered by the Society.

Benefits of Membership

  • Specialist society relating to industrial railways, in the UK and overseas

  • Magazine, ‘Industrial Railway Record’, issued quarterly

  • Newsletter, ‘UK News Bulletin’, issued 6 times per year

  • Newsletter, ‘Overseas News Bulletin’, issued quarterly

  • Occasional tours and visits to both private and heritage railway sites

  • Archive at Statfold Barn Railway, near Tamworth




Membership Fee

Printed Record and Bulletin: £32

Printed Record and eBulletin: £21

Record and Bulletin both digital format: £18

Junior: £6


How to Join:

Join via the Society’s website. You can use the following link:

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