The International Fellowship of Railroading Rotarians (IFRR) is made up of Rotarians who have an interest in railroading in any format, type, size or related interests. This may consist of steam, diesel, electric, model railroads, rail fan photography, rail travel, railroad collectibles, private rail cars, trolley cars and what ever related interest there is from the membership.

The IFRR officers are now polling members to determine if they will be attending the 2015 SAO PAULO CONVENTION and their interest in becoming involved with IFRR activities at the Convention. See the Fall 2014 Smokestack for details!


A visit to the Sydney Tramway Museum during the 2014 Convention. See the write-up here


The International Fellowship of Railroading Rotarians attended the Annual Meeting and joined a tour to the Carris Museum of mint restored trams and buses. See the write-up in the 2013 Summer issue of Smokestack

We arrange railroading activities and events as the membership desires. This may range from organizing or providing assistance for train travel international and national, to sharing tips and ideas for model railroads. The website and email newsletter are great places to announce railroading events for all to visit and participate. Perhaps one has visited a historical or preserved railway or has one in their community; this is the place to let others know about it.

The email newsletter and website are a place to show off your interests with photos of trains you have seen, layouts you have visited, models built, etc. It is also a discussion opportunity to get answers to questions you have about railroading. They are a place to share your railroading experiences with others who have the same interest. You can also swap and sell train memorabilia, model trains and related items.

This fellowship will continue the traditions of railroading around the world. With Railroading Rotarians communicating and sharing the past, present and further of railroading will be preserved.

Don Schiller, PDG
IFRR President
Rotary International District 5490
Prescott, AZ 86303



What's New

December 19, 2014

Posted the Winter 2014 issue of the newsletter

September 30, 2014

Updated the Sharing page including a 2014 Convention trip to the Sydney Tramway Museum

September 24, 2014

Posted the Fall 2014 issue of the newsletter

April 17, 2014

Posted the Spring 2014 issue of the newsletter

November 18, 2013

Posted the Fall 2013 issue of the newsletter

August 26, 2013

Posted the Summer 2013 issue of the newsletter

May 2, 2013

Updated the Convention info on the Home and Activities pages

April 19, 2013

Added Paul Falvo's "Arriving at the Convention by Rail!" to the Sharing page

January 19, 2013

Updated the 2013 German Model Train Trip info.
Update the Lisbon Convention info on the Activities page.
Updated the Board of Directors.
Updated the Application page.
Updated the Sharing page.

December 21, 2012

Updated the information about the 2013 German Model Train Trip (at right).

November 13, 2012

Updated: Activities, Publications, Links, and Directors.

November 2, 2012

Posted information about the 2013 German Model Train Trip (at right).

January 4, 2012

Updated the Directors list. Posted 5/24/11 Meeting Minutes. Added Wine-Rail Excursions to the Sharing page.

October 16, 2011

Posted photos from the 2011 New Orleans Convention on the Activities page.

May 10, 2011

Posted details about the IFRR convention outings on the Activities page.

February 7, 2011

Clean logo installed.

February 4, 2011

Started the Activities and Sharing sections.

February 3, 2011

New web site launched.