Established at the Nene Valley Railway (NVR) in 2007, as a supporters and friends group, the principal purposes of the International Railway Preservation Society (IRPS) are to:
Provide practical and financial support for the restoration of rolling stock of 'The Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits et des Grands Express Europeens', owned by and based at the Nene Valley Railway (currently restaurant car 2975 and sleeping car 3916).
Promote and develop a Museum facility, to be called the 'Night Mail' to display these carriages and associated artefacts, in conjunction with the Nene Valley Railway TPO group.
Collate both historical and current day information on the Wagons-Lits company, its carriages and artefacts, making the information freely available on our web site, in publications and in the future museum facilities.
Promote the world wide preservation of historically important railway rolling stock and artefacts. In a practical sense this includes working on both British and International Projects on the Nene Valley Railway and other sites. This currently includes Swedish Railbus no. 1212, Danish E Class Pacific no. 996 and LMS TPO no. M30272M amongst others.
Accredited Museum No. 1636 Registered Charity No. 263617
The International Railway Preservation Society is a department of the Nene Valley Railway Museum and Educational Charity Museum Curator: Mr Brian White