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  2. Membership
  3. Qualifications & Careers
  4. Publications & Resources
  5. Get Involved
  6. News

Minor Railways

The Minor Railways Section aims to provide an encouraging forum to support, assist, and provide guidance and to learn from those involved in the minor railway and heritage S&T community.

This includes the purchase, preservation, restoration, installation, maintenance and operation of all aspects of S&T equipment, installations and buildings world-wide. The section shares information and give guidance regarding items such as (but not limited to):

  • Safety
  • Legal Requirements
  • Communication of industry relevant information
  • Technical processes and procedures
  • Compliance
  • Competence

It also aims to exchange views and provide guidance on a number of signalling and telecommunications issues and to provide some information as freely available guidance notes. All members of the Institution, non-members and guests are welcome to attend meetings.

2021 Minor Railways Section AGM

This year we will be holding our AGM on 24th July.  Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions and guidance, the AGM is planned to be held online.  Full details will be posted here when they become available.

Minor Railways Section S&T Technician of the Year Award 2021

The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers’ Minor Railways Section is delighted to announce that nominations for the 2021 award will be accepted from 1 May 2021. See our Technician of the Year dedicated webpage for more details.

Minor Railway Section 2021 Technical Seminar

Call for papers has been announced for this year's bi-annual technical seminar on "progress in minor railway signalling".  Click here for further information and here for further details of the event (more to be announced nearer the time). 

Visits and workshops

All our technical visits and workshops are advertised via the IRSE events pages.

Guidance and documentation

All our guidance and documentation are available via the IRSE Minor Railways section library page.

Minor Railways Section Officers

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