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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



Paddy in March 2010 at the Statfold Barn Railway





NGRS facebook:                  

The new Narrow Gauge Railway Society Facebook group is now live and after less than 24 hours has reached 32 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.





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

               Telephone: 01747 830294.






See Area Groups page


Narrow Gauge North 2015 has been cancelled, see below.


Torry Hill - The NGRS visited the private Torry Hill Railway on September 20th 2014, click the link for the video.


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.








Click here to join Yahoo Groups

For the exchange of news and views and for general 'conversation', we recommend you join internet 'Yahoo Groups' and look up NGRailwaySociety. If you are already a member, just click the NGRailwaySociety link, if not, click on NGRS Group Messages and 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 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 answer. 



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



 Associate and e-Membership :

  See our  Membership Page.






NOTICE : Narrow Gauge North 2015


It is with regret that we have to announce that Narrow Gauge North 2015 has been cancelled.

Narrow Gauge North, a model railway exhibition, is an annual event that was first held in 1994 at Lawnswood School in Leeds. It was organised by members from a number of model railway societies with the intention of raising funds for the local hospice Wheatfields. Narrow Gauge North continued to be held at Lawnswood School until the demolition of the old school building in 2003.
Narrow Gauge North then moved to it’s current home at Benton Park School in 2004, where, with the invaluable assistance of the school staff and supporting teams it continued to grow and thrive to become an acknowledged national event, attracting visitors from all over the UK and in some cases the world, with approximately 1,000 attendees each year. With this ongoing support Narrow Gauge North has been able to raise over 100,000 for Sue Ryder Care Wheatfields Hospice. Narrow Gauge North 2014 was the 21st Show arranged by the group raising 5,200.
The ability and willingness of the school site team to work closely with the members of the Narrow Gauge North group in previous years has been instrumental in the planning and success of the event. Whilst their involvement has not required any significant amount of time, it has required clear and open channels of communication.
Unfortunately the events of the past three weeks have illustrated that the new school team are unwilling and/or unable to continue to provide the necessary support for the Narrow Gauge North event.
Whilst we received confirmation by email from the school that full support would be provided as in previous years, subsequent telephone calls led us to believe that this would not be the case.
It is therefore with deep regret that we have taken the decision to cancel Narrow Gauge North 2015.
Peter Kirkby   Hon Organiser


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