Hello - Thank you for looking
in! On behalf of the Committee of the Narrow Gauge Railway Society it is my
privilege to welcome you to the fascinating world of Narrow Gauge Railways.
Since the formation of our Society in 1951, interest in
narrow gauge railways has grown in leaps and bounds, and this has been reflected
in the expansion of our membership. What was envisaged as being a small
correspondence group of specialist enthusiasts has grown to a large
international society with a truly international outlook.
Our membership page expands on
what we offer members. The well produced regular publications issued to all
members cover narrow gauge lines at home and overseas, past
and present, the current preservation scene, miniature railways, and the development of all forms of steam, diesel or
electric motive power. We also maintain a most extensive reference
library with an
efficient postal service.
If you are fortunate enough to live near one of our
active area groups you
will be able to attend regular meetings and all members are invited to join us
on organised visits to places of interest.
A warm welcome is assured.
Ronald N. Redman,
President & Previous Chairman
It has been decided that all those joining the
Society will receive a copy of one of the Society’s
substantial ‘special’ issues of The Narrow Gauge magazine
free of charge.
For 2012, this 'special' will be "The Miniature
Locomotives of David Curwen", a 120 page
full colour publication covering the miniature locomotives built by David
Curwen over a period of more than half a century
An overview of his work
includes every one of his larger locomotives together with over 146
photographs. There is a full history of each locomotive and it includes
locomotives built by both himself and others. The normal retail price for this is
Associate Membership :
Membership is available to anyone in the
household of a Full Member,
giving all the benefits of
membership apart from
The cost is £5, and is particularly appropriate for say
a spouse who would
like to attend the
AGM, or a
dependent wanting to use the library!
Headline News :
AGM 2013 - Hayling Island (62nd AGM)
Click here for
of the 61st AGM at Alston and here for the
Committee Reports to the 62nd AGM at Hayling Island. You can also see
them from our Downloads page.
The 2014 AGM is being arranged for the middle of the
country, in the Midlands or Anglia/Lincolnshire areas.
3/4/13 - The Membership page has just
been updated with the latest prices for this year (2013 - 2014) for all
applicants at home or abroad.
NARROW GAUGE NORTH 2013
I should like to thank all the members of
the NGRS who attended, or participated in Narrow Gauge North 2013. Due
to a good turnout we were able to donate £4,900 to Sue Ryder Care- Wheatfields.
We offer 40%
discount, settlement within 30 days. On orders for six or more (can be
mixed) we despatch post and packing free, less than six, postage at
cost. Contact NGRS, I Archers Drive, Bilsthorpe, Newark, NG22 8SD or
NG and Miniature Lines 2013
our Miniature Railways listing (updated 17/1/13) or go to our Downloads
Groups News :
Groups for Meeting location details)
our meeting schedule for
the 2012-13 season at Malvern Link, just down from railway station
- all NG enthusiasts are welcome.
14 Jun - Jason Hickling - Slides on
Work-days & Holi-days
9 Aug - Members Slides & Digital
11 Oct - Mike Whiteaker - The Lynton
and Barnstaple Railway
13 Dec - Michael Clemens - Bowaters,
Mauritius & New Zealand
Stoke on Trent Area Group
Meetings are back to being held at our former venue Newcastle-under- Lyme
Conservative Club, Carlton House, Merrial Street,
Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffs ST5 2AW commencing at 7-30pm
they have yet to achieve sale of the premises! .
Venue matters remain fluid, so if in doubt about the venue, please
contact: - Mike Bentley, Tel: 01782 - 637524.
On street parking (limited spaces) are available, while the
former Sainsbury`s Supermarket car park is now a pay and display
council operated park.
Group for full information,
meetings dates etc.
Area Group Events
12th June: ‘The Welsh Narrow Gauge in
the 1950s & 1960s - a journey in transparencies’ - David Mitchell.
7th (not 14th)
August: ‘Signalling the Narrow
Gauge’ - MRFS
9th October: ‘War Dept Light Railways
of World War One’ - Kim Winter (War Office Locomotive Society)
at SLHA, Jew's
Court, Steep Hill, Lincoln, LN2 1LS.
11th December: AGM & Slideshow -
limited to 15 minutes per speaker - 'first timers' go first!
London & SE
Meetings are held on Monday evenings at The Model Railway Club, Keen House, Calshot Street, London N1 and are run jointly with the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway. The venue is a few minutes walk from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. Refreshments are on sale and all members and friends are welcome.
at 7.30pm and
finish by 10pm.
Details of the April 2013 meeting appear in the