Why join the RPSI?

So that you can join the many active volunteers that keep steam trains operating in Ireland.
The RPSI has around 1,000 members from all over the world. Our membership is drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, but we all have a common interest in seeing main line steam trains continue to operate in Ireland. The RPSI is the only mainline steam train provider in Ireland.

What are the benefits of joining the RPSI?

The Society was formed in 1964 and is a registered charity. By joining you financially contribute to promoting its aims and work.

Membership entitles you to:

  • Join in with the many active volunteers who help in all aspects of operating steam trains.
  • Ad-hoc Irish railway news bulletins via e-mail (currently enjoyed by over 75% of our members).
  • An annual glossy magazine "Five Foot Three" produced by the RPSI.
  • Regular news-sheets and advance information on Society activities.
  • Members-only area of this website, giving access to a host of archive material, Five Foot Three, news and photo galleries.
  • The chance to become a volunteer and to help maintain and operate the RPSI trains.
  • Free travel for regular volunteers on certain RPSI trains.
  • Special offers on railway books and souvenirs.
  • Regular meetings and film shows during the winter months.

How do I join?

Print out the relevant forms below. Fill them in and send with payment to the address given.

We can accept most major credit and debit cards. Card payments will be processed in Pounds Sterling.

The current subscription rates are listed on the membership form.

Download the membership form here>>

Members who are United Kingdom taxpayers are encouraged to Gift Aid their subscription to the Society to allow us to reclaim from the Inland Revenue tax paid on the amount.

Download the Gift Aid Form here>>

If you prefer you can pay your subscription by standing order.

Download the Standing Order Form (Republic of Ireland, and Euro zone) here>>
Download the Standing Order Form (United Kingdom, and all other areas) here>>

How can I help now?

Once you have joined, have a look for more information on the Volunteer page.

How can I help after I'm gone?

If you would like to consider providing for the Society in your will then more information is available here.

Thank you in advance for your support. Remember, without your contribution the RPSI would not exist for the enjoyment of thousands.

Privacy Notice 

By completing a membership form you consent to the Society emailing you with details of RPSI trains and events. To learn more about your data protection see RPSI Privacy Notice.