Hello - Welcome to the fascinating and
surprisingly widespread world of Narrow Gauge Railways.
Our members’ interests cover a broad spectrum, in
the UK and throughout the world, including industrial narrow gauge systems, the
extensive world of preservation, and the growing area of miniature railways.
membership page expands on what we offer members. The regular
publications provide extensive news coverage of every type of narrow
gauge and miniature line at home and overseas, whether operated by steam, diesel
or electric power.. Our magazine provides in-depth articles of historical
interest as well as coverage of modern developments . We also maintain an
extremely extensive reference
library from which members may borrow.
If you are fortunate enough to live near one of
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, and
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 global outlook.
The Society has a need to fill certain vacancies and
so a new Society Vacancies page has been set
up. See the link and have a chat, perhaps you can give it a go.
The 2015 AGM will probably be held at Penicuik on May
The Membership page has
been updated with the latest prices for this year for all
applicants at home or abroad.
GAUGE NORTH 2014: Sat 8th March, 10-5pm
Park School, Harrogate Road, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6LX Adult £6 -
accompanied child (6-16) £1 20 layouts in all the popular narrow gauge
range of trade and society stands (including the NGRS/Moseley Railway
Trust stand). Refreshments. All proceeds to Sue Ryder Care - Wheatfields.
Full details from the website above.
Torry Hill & Boatyard visits in September - Booking forms
Please note that Mike Jackson's phone number was given incorrectly in
NGN 323 - the correct number is : -
On the days of the two visits Mike may be contacted on: -
MORE HEADLINE NEWS :
Trade Orders Welcome:
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
News from Amberley - After close of
service 4/6/14, we took the Protected Simplex on a gauging run on the
main line because since we last ran it, we have rebuilt all the
platforms! Suffice to say that it will go everywhere except Amberley
platform and Cragside. No we aren't going to rebuild everything - we
just won't take it on those two sections.
This is a video of it running a couple of weeks ago and it is planned
to run it during Railway Gala Weekend
Future dates are 9 October, 6 November, 4 December 2014, 8 January
2015. More details to follow in the September NGN.
East Anglia - 2014 :
are welcome to attend the Welsh Highland Railway Society meetings (East
Anglia Group) held at: The Six
Bells Pub, 9 High Street, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5DH. We will meet
from 6-6.30 for a meal and a pint, and the meeting itself starts at 8.00
Worcester (Malvern Link) - Program 2014-2015:
8 Aug - Members Evening
10 Oct - Andrew Charman - Welshpool
& Llanfair Light Railway
12 Dec - Ralph Ward - Christmas
13 Feb - Mike Squire - South America
10 Apr - David Smith - Crich Mineral
Lincolnshire Area (Lincoln) - Program 2014
meetings are held in a cellar - anyone with access problems
should contact Tim Hudson on 01522 524672 beforehand.
13th August: ‘Slates from Blaenau’ - Andrew Neale
8th October: ‘Narrow Gauge Miscellany’ - John Scholes
10th December: AGM & Members slideshow - A retrospective of
London & SE
Area (London N1) - 2014:
Monday 13 October
– J B Snell:
. Slides by the late John Snell including the Talyllyn (1950s),
Rimutaka incline (New Zealand), Cavan & Leitrim (1959), Tramways de
la Correze (France), Lautoka CSR (Fiji), the RHDR and much, much
Monday 10 November
Britton. The Frankfurter Feldbahnmuseum (Germany), Valkenburg
narrow gauge museum (Netherlands), Blonay-Chamby (Switzerland) and
more: another of Nick’s excellent digital presentations.
North Staffs & South Cheshire Area (Newcastle U Lyme)
Meetings are held at the Friends Meeting House, 2 Miller Street,
Newcastle u Lyme, Staffs,ST5 1QJ on Mondays. See Groups page for
- The Moseley Railway Trust at Apedale – Phil Robinson, the
chairman of Moseley Railway Trust, discusses the development of the
site and history of the Trust, including restoration of Kerr Stuart
Joffre 3014 and Hudswell Clarke 1238
8th – Famous for Fifteen Minutes! Members bring their own
favourite slides, cinefilm, DVD or videotape to share with us. We
have a slide projector, a digital projector, an 8mm film projector,
a CD/DVD player and a videotape player.
10th - The Leek and Manifold Railway – a presentation by Paul
Blurton and Roland Machin followed by Jim Hawksworth's images of the
50s and 60s.
offers of talks from on subjects of interest to our members.
information please contact Peter Moore on 07824-340777 or email
For the exchange of news and views, the NGRS recommends you join internet
For those who are not aware, members of
these Groups are encouraged to submit observations and information - you can
search for any information you want and ask other members
for information and help. This method of communicating railway sightings,
for instance, reaches a wide like-minded audience and even if you have a
difficult question, there is almost always someone out there who has the
Membership Offer 2014:
It has been decided that all those joining the
Society in 2014 will receive a copy of one of the Society’s substantial
‘special’ issues of The Narrow Gauge magazine
free of charge.
This 'special' will be "The Miniature Locomotives of
David Curwen", pictured below, 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