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.

All Welcome!

The 2024/5 season will commence on 8th October 2024

The Meeting

All talks commence at 7:30pm and are fully illustrated.

Apart from any announcements, each meeting includes a short 'Newsreel'. This gives a bite-sized look at recent events or intriguing 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.

The Society's shop, with its extensive range of railway books and pictures, will be open before each meeting and again at the interval when refreshments will also be available in return for a small extra donation. The meetings will finish at 10pm.

The Venue

Parke Hall, Orangefield Presbyterian Church, Castlereagh Road, Belfast, BT5 6BH

The hall can be reached using Metro bus services 5A and 31, and Ulsterbus service 512 - the Montgomery Road stop coming into Belfast, and Orby Street on the way out.

The meetings are fully accessible for wheelchair users.