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.
All members of the International Fellowship of Railroading Rotarians are invited to attend our Annual Meeting and join a tour to the Carris Museum of mint restored trams and buses. We will meet at 1215, Tuesday, June 24 at the General Fellowships Booth (#1508,) choose tables for lunch together, have the annual meeting and then depart for the tour of the Carris Museum. If you plan to attend please email Bill Reinhardt, Vice-chairman:
IFRR Members are encouraged to help staff the General Fellowships Booth (#1508) which will have our literature and photos. (We will not host our our booth this year.) Just check in at the General Fellowships Booth when you arrive at the convention to sign up for a shift!
The IFRR is sponsoring a ten day German Model Train Trip June 27 to July 6, 2013, after the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon. This guided tour is a cultural, historical and culinary experience, showing the real face of Germany. It will focus on model trains layouts as well as high speed rail trips. The tour will also highlight big steam engines at transportation museums and will stop at several automotive manufacturing plants. Brochure. Apply online.
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
Rotary International District 5490
Prescott, AZ 86303
May 2, 2013
April 19, 2013
Added Paul Falvo's "Arriving at the Convention by Rail!" to the Sharing page
January 19, 2013
December 21, 2012
Updated the information about the 2013 German Model Train Trip (at right).
November 13, 2012
November 2, 2012
Posted information about the 2013 German Model Train Trip (at right).
January 4, 2012
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
February 3, 2011
New web site launched.