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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.  


Our 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 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, and our AGM.  

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.


Alan Burgess








Geoffrey Horsman:

Mike Swift has written an Appreciation of Geoffrey Horsman.

NGRS facebook:                     

A Narrow Gauge Railway Society Facebook Group went live in 2015 and we already have over 480 members. There have already been several lively exchanges and some interesting photos posted.

The URL to find the group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/NGRSoc/ or from within Facebook simply search Narrow Gauge Railway Society. If you are already a Facebook member please have a look and join the group, or if not a member consider signing up in order to join our group. It would be good if you could share the link with any of your friends or contacts who may be interested in joining.

The more members the group gets, the more interesting and useful it will become.


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 email:  littlerail@talktalk.net


Vacancies - The Society has a need to fill certain vacancies and so a new Society Vacancies Word file has been set up. See the link and have a chat, perhaps you have something to offer.

W&LLR Xmas Cards:

2015 Card 1: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T No.822 'The Earl'

2014 Card 2: Former Sierra Leone Hunslet 2-6-2T No.85


Message inside reads 'With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year' reproduced in English and Welsh.



NGRS November Mailing :

Cards are available at prices, inc. postage (any mixture of Cards 1 and 2) of: 5 cards 2.90; 12 cards 5.25; 25 cards 9.00; 36 cards 13.50 and 50 cards 17.30.

Order from : W&LLR Christmas Cards (NS), 12 Maes Gwyn, Llanfair Caereinon, Powys, SY21 0BD.


Details of how to order cards are also on the website :




Click here to join Yahoo Groups

Exchange Narrow Gauge news and

views - join 'Yahoo Groups' and look up NGRailwaySociety

 If you are already a Yahoo Groups member, just click the NGRailwaySociety link. If not, click NGRS Group Messages then on 'Conversations' to view the correspondence.

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 reaches a wide like-minded audience and even if you have a difficult question, there's always someone out there who has the answer. 

  The latest issue of the Society's magazine, The Narrow Gauge, is due out this week and should be with UK members by Friday.

 This is a 64-page special issue, focusing on an innovative idea of 100 years ago - the Stronach-Dutton roadrail system of traction.  The bright idea was to adapt a road vehicle to run on lightweight narrow gauge railways and combine the low rolling resistance of rail-borne vehicles with the positive grip of a rubber-tyred road vehicle.  Experiments were carried out in Africa, Europe, Australia and the UK on this fascinating concept.

All NGRS members will receive the special issue along with the November issue of Narrow Gauge News. 

If you're not already a member, you can get this issue if you join now - or you can buy it from our sales officer (look on the website under "Book sales", in a few days' time - price 7.95 including UK postage).



Membership Offer 2015 for Potential Members::

It has been decided that all those joining the Society in 2015 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 on the right, 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 9.95



 For Associate and e-Membership Information:

  See our  Membership Page.






New alloy rail. Over 180 metres of heavy duty alloy rail 23mm x 23mm x 12mm, suitable for 7 1/4 in or 10 1/4 gauge - new and unused, still in packaging. Mainly in 3 metre lengths. 580. Location Wiltshire.

Contact: hughcullimore@uwclub.net     Tel: 01747 830294.



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