Founded 1911

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Providing lectures and visits on all aspects of the railway industry.

The Locomotive & Carriage arranges lectures and visits covering all aspects of the railway industry.  A programme of winter lectures, delivered by eminent speakers in the current railway, railway preservation and railway history organisations are held in London as well as visits to UK and overseas operational and preserved railway installations throughout the year.

The Institution was founded in 1911 and was then known as the Institution of Locomotive Inspectors and Foreman. Our present title was adopted in 1931. Since then we have continued to provide a knowledge of and interest in all aspects of the railway industry. Whilst based in Britain, we also have members in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and Switzerland.

If you are new to us, please browse around this web site to see what we are about, what lectures and trips we have planned, view our archives of previous trips and if all that tempts you, apply for membership.

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Next Lecture on Tuesday 7th October: Crossrail by Howard Smith, Operations Director, Crossrail, click events below for further details of these and other forthcoming events....


Instruction events, including lectures for 2013 - 2014 season