This page lists locations where either ICRS is organising Member only visits, attending Preservation Railway Galas with our sales stand or similarly attending Open Days organised by Railway Operating Companies to sell our books and attract new members. Recent (post 2009) Member only visits and Open Days are also listed.
To find out more about our events please email email@example.com
Reports of events featured in TRACKS can be accessed by clicking the date links but
please note that the last 12 months issues of TRACKS are only available to members.
Eastleigh Works, Saturday 9th September 2017: APPLY FOR TICKETS NOW
Ticket applications for our annual Members Only visit to Eastleigh Works are now open. Arrival at the main gate should be between 13.30 and 13.45 at the latest so that the safety briefing can be given prior to starting your visit at 14.00. As in 2016 it will be necessary to make a charge to cover the normal visit fee (which Arlington donate to charity) and organising stewards. However as there will be no hog roast this year, as time is very limited and it was very expensive, the cost has been reduced to £15. But for that you will get access to all areas until 16.00 and cab rides. Drinks and snacks will be available with our sales stand. As proposed at the AGM, we tried to organise a buffet lunch before the visit but no suitable hotels / pubs in Eastleigh could accommodate it.
Please reserve your place by sending an A5 SAE to receive your ticket (normal second class stamp will suffice) with a cheque / PO (made payable to ICRS) to Trevor Roots (address on p2 of TRACKS). Please provide either an email or tel. contact to receive confirmation of your application. Tickets will be sent out in late August. DO NOT post anything after the 25th August but you can still book by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and pay by BACS (bank details on request or pay on the gate.
Locos available for cab rides will hopefully be 47818, 07007 & 08879. There will be an opportunity this year to drive one of the shunters as we will be offering 'Driver for a Fiver'.
Our range of books & sundties will be available to buy on the day.
Nene Valley Railway Autumn Diesel Gala, 13th-15th October 2017:
This Gala is the 60th Anniversary of the Brush Type 2, Class 31 with 7 locos attending. We will be attending with our sales stand over the 3 days at Wansford so come and see us.
Old Oak Common 111th Anniversary - 10.00-16.00, Sat 2nd Sep 2017:
Prior to the site being redeveloped for Crossrail, GWR is to host an event ‘Legends of the GWR’ to celebrate traction maintained at the depot. Tickets are now on sale only via http://oocopenday.com/tickets.html
There will be no tickets available on the gate. No children under 16 unless accompanied by an adult. There will be no parking available on site. They strongly advise using public transport as most spaces in local residential areas will be taken up by local residents. By rail either use Overground / Bakerloo Line to Willesden Jnct or Central Line to East Acton. Both are about a 10-15 min walk. Bus route 228 stops directly outside the depot entrance in Old Oak Common Lane. They are expecting two queues to form before the event opens. One will be going up the hill from East Acton, and the other will be going down the hill from Willesden Jnct. All profits will go to Place2Be, mental health support for children
We will be there with our sales stand so come and see us.
West Coast (South) Control and New Street PSB, Saturday 28th April 2011 (May 2011)
Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard, Saturday 27th October 2012 (Dec 2011)
Eastleigh Works, Saturday 15th March 2012 (Apr 2012)
Nene Valley Railway (AGM), Saturday 13th April 2013 (May 2013)
DRS Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot, Saturday 13th July 2013 (Aug 2013)
Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard (AGM), Saturday 26th April 2014 (May 2014)
DRS Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot, Saturday 18th October 2014 (Nov 2014)
Eastleigh Works, Saturday 15th November 2014 (Dec 2014)
DRS Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot, Saturday 2nd May 2015 (Jun 2015)
Eastleigh Works, Saturday 6th June 2015 (Jul 2015)
Eastleigh Works, Saturday 25th July 2015 (Aug 2015)
DRS Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot, Saturday 28th November 2015 (Dec 2015)
Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard (AGM), Saturday 12th December 2015 (Jan 2016)
Eastleigh Works, Saturday 5th March 2016 (Apr 2016)
Locomotion, Shildon (AGM), Saturday 9th April 2016 (May 2016)
Eastleigh Works, Saturday 4th June 2016 (Jul 2016)
Freightliner, Crewe Basford Hall Yard (AGM), Saturday 8th April 2017 (May 2017)
DRS, Carlisle Kingmoor Depot, Saturday 11th July 2009 (Sep 2008)
DRS, Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot, Saturday 10th July 2010 (Aug 2010)
DRS, Carlisle Kingmoor Depot, Saturday 16th July 2011 (Aug 2011)
DRS, Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot , Saturday 18th August 2012 (Sep 2012)
DRS, Carlisle Kingmoor Depot, Saturday 17th August 2013 (Sep 2013)
DRS, Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot , Saturday 19th July 2014 (Aug 2014)
Derby Etches Park 175th Anniversary, Saturday 13th September 2014 (Oct 2014)
DRS, Carlisle Kingmoor Depot, Saturday 18th July 2015 (Aug 2015)
Bristol St Philips Marsh, Monday 4th May 2016 (Jun 2016)
DRS, Crewe Gresty Bridge Depot , Saturday 23rd July 2016 (Aug 2016)
DRS, Carlisle Kingmoor Depot, Saturday 22nd July 2017
OOC111, Saturday 2nd September 2017
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