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.

We had a great time at the RI Convention in Atlanta! IFRR hosted a booth in the House of Friendship. Plus we enjoyed our member luncheon, Annual Meeting and one excursion. See the June 2017 Smokestack for the story and photos. Plans are now starting to be developed for the 2018 Toronto Convention and will be discussed in the Fall 2017 Smokestack.


IFRR Booth at the 2017 Convention.


Annual Meeting at the 2017 Convention.


Acting IFRR President Bill Reinhardt celebrated his 90th birthday with his kids on an Amtrak trip from St. Paul, MN, to Chicago, IL in January of 2017. More...


Members Bill and Curtis Reinhardt visited the Museum of Transportation and Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri in September 2016. More...


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.





What's New

September 5, 2017

Added two postings to the Sharing page

June 29, 2017

Posted the June 2017 issue of the newsletter

May 1, 2017

Posted the May 2017 issue of the newsletter

April 13, 2017

Updated the Sharing, Publications, Directors, Links, Application, and Contact Us pages.

January 11, 2017

Posted the January 2017 issue of the newsletter

December 2, 2016

Posted the Winter 2016 issue of the newsletter

February 15, 2015

Posted the Winter 2015 issue of the newsletter

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.


Older updates are listed on the Archived Updates page.