The RPSI has been running monthly meetings in Belfast, during the winter months, almost continually since February 1974.

Guest speakers from all corners of Ireland and beyond have enthralled our audiences with tales of all things railway - broad and narrow gauge - mostly steam, with many pictures from behind the scenes. Hundreds of slide shows and miles of movie film and video have revealed every corner of the island's railway network to consistently large audiences, reputedly the largest in these islands.

The new season of meetings will start on 12th October 2022.

The Meeting

Log-on happens from about 7:15pm. All talks start sharp at 7:30pm and are fully illustrated.

Apart from any domestics, each meeting includes a short 'Newsreel'. This gives a bite-sized look at some recent event or intriguing piece of engineering in which the RPSI has been involved. It is the natural appetiser to getting involved yourself and becoming one of the volunteers who do so much behind the scenes. There may also be a brief update on the wider Society from our General Manager and details too of what’s new in our online RPSI Shop. But maybe not always in that order!

After short interval (for your own comfort and refreshment), we aim to finish around 10:00pm.