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About Us
(Updated 23/1/2017)

The RPSI is a charity (Charitable Status Nos: NIC102389 (NI) & CHY6141 (RoI)) managed by volunteers. All funds from ticket sales, shop sales, membership fees or donations go directly to keeping Ireland's steam railway heritage operating for future generations.

The RPSI is a limited liability company registered in Northern Ireland (Registration NI 10798, VAT Registration (GB) 256 0880 51).

RPSI Board

The RPSI is governed by the Board, elected by the membership each year at the Annual General Meeting.  
The Rt Hon the Lord O'Neill KCVO TD
Robert C. Guinness
Nora Owen
Dr Joan Smyth CBE


Denis Grimshaw
Paul McCann
David Houston
Bill Garrioch

Mervyn Darragh
(Belfast Area Operations)
Peter Scott MBE
(Locomotive Officer)
Joe McKeown
(Dublin Area Operations)
Phillip Newell
(Carriage & Wagon Whitehead)
Fergus McDonnell
(Business Development)
Stephen Comiskey
(Carriage & Wagon Dublin)
Johnny Glendinning
(Curatorial Committee)
Dermot Mackie
(Whitehead Site Officer)
Eileen Armstrong
Mark Walsh

Management Team

The management team runs the RPSI's day-to-day activities. They report to the Board.
General Manager
Ruth Harper
Events & Marketing
Sean Conlon
Education Officer
Claire McAuley

Contact Us

To contact any member of the RPSI Board please write to: Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
PO Box 461
County Antrim
BT36 9BT
Northern Ireland
For Dublin area ticket enquiries only, phone: 01 480 0553 (from RoI)
+353 1 480 0553 (from UK)
For all other enquiries contact by email is recommended. However, you can leave a message on our answering machine which will be picked up in due course: +44 28 9337 3968
Email address: rpsitrains@hotmail.com

Please check out all the information on our Dates page and Frequently Asked Questions before you contact us, thank you.

If you need to contact us about train details, e.g. dates, fares, tickets, advance notice, etc., then please register with our newsgroup. It is managed through Yahoo and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Would You Like To Know More?

Then become an RPSI Member or, better still, become a volunteer.

Volunteers are welcomed at both Whitehead, Northern Ireland and Dublin/Mullingar, Republic of Ireland.

If you are interested in becoming an active volunteer (even for one day a year, or less!!) then either click here for an introduction or:

In Northern Ireland 
Turn up in person any Saturday or Sunday to our 
engineering depot: 
Whitehead Railway Museum
Castleview Road
Whitehead, BT38 9NA
In the Republic of Ireland
Please write to:
Oceanic Business Services
128-130 East Wall Road
D03 X316

Or contact us by email (see above).

The RPSI has around 1,000 members - one member spending one day with a paintbrush, hammer or pen can make all the difference!

Give it a try - we know you'll enjoy it!

Keeping Steam alive in Ireland since 1964