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.
Draft Minutes of the 63nd AGM
held on 10th May 2014
at the National Stone Centre, Wirksworth, Derbyshire,
or go to the Downloads page.
64th AGM May 2015 -
A debut in Scotland!
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.
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
Contact NGRS, I Archers Drive, Bilsthorpe, Newark, NG22 8SD or
MORE HEADLINE NEWS :
AREA GROUP MEETINGS - Events :
Groups page for details of locations, times etc.
Yorkshire - 2014:
Future dates are
9 Oct 2014 - Mike Swift Railways of the Czech republic
6 Nov 2014 - John Holroyd India 1977
4 Dec 2014 - David Charlesworth - archive films
The AGM is on 8 January 2015 with a shorter presentation
afterwards. All interested in narrow gauge railways are welcome.
Rod Tickner at
East Anglia - 2014 :
are welcome to attend the Welsh Highland Railway Society meetings (East
Anglia Group) held at Fulbourn, Cambridge
Worcester (Malvern Link) - Program 2014-15:
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)
meetings are held in a cellar - anyone with access problems
should contact Tim Hudson on 01522 524672 beforehand.
8th October: ‘Narrow Gauge Miscellany’ - John Scholes
10th December: AGM & Members slideshow - A retrospective of
London & SE
Area (London N1) - 2014:
Mon 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
Mon 10 November
Britton. The Frankfurter Feldbahnmuseum (Germany), Valkenburg
narrow gauge museum (Netherlands), Blonay-Chamby (Switzerland) and
more: another of Nick’s excellent digital presentations.
Mon 8 December –
short presentations from four members on the narrow gauge scene both
at home and overseas.
North Staffs & South Cheshire Area (Newcastle U Lyme)
Meetings are held at
Newcastle u Lyme on Mondays.
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