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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




Headline News December 2013:


The Society has a need to fill certain vacancies and so a new Society Vacancies page has been set up. See the link, or Members pages on the left and have a chat before our AGM.  


63rd AGM, May 2014

This will be held at the Steeple Grange Light Railway near Matlock on 10th May 2014. Lunch and AGM will be at the National Stone Centre, which is 400 yards from the SGLR station.

The notice of the event, a Registration Form, Agenda, Reports from Committee members and the Minutes of AGM 2013 (V2) and a Registration Form can be found at the top of the Downloads Page.


64th AGM May 2015 - A debut in Scotland!

The 2015 AGM will be held at Penicuik on Sat May 9th.



The Membership page has been updated with the latest prices for 2013 - 2014 for all applicants at home or abroad.





More Headline News :


NARROW GAUGE NORTH 2014:  Sat 8th March - 10am to 5pm

Benton Park School, Harrogate Road, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6LX Adult 6 - accompanied child (6-16) 1 20 layouts in all the popular narrow gauge modelling scales.

A full 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.




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 littlerail@talktalk.net.



Click NG and Miniature Lines 2013 (435Kb Word) for our Miniature Railways listing (updated 17/1/13), or go to our Downloads page.  


Area Groups - Event News :

(See Area Groups for full details of Meetings and Location)


East Anglia :

NGRS members 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 p.m.

The next WHR East Anglian Group Meeting will be on Thursday next, 17th April 2014. Jon Marsh will be making a welcome return visit to show more of his fascinating archive cine footage, including narrow gauge and industrial railways.


Hereford & Worcester (Malvern Link) - Events 2014:

13 Jun - Bill Sumner - Railways of Catalonia

 8 Aug - Members Evening

10 Oct - Andrew Charman - Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway


Lincolnshire Area (Lincoln) - Program 2014

As this is, as its name implies, a cellar - anyone with access problems should contact Tim Hudson on 01522 524672 beforehand.

4th June: ‘Ed Lund Memorial Evening’ - John Smallwood with vintage

     cine from the collection of the late Ed Lund. (Note change of date)

13th August: ‘Slates from Blaenau’ - Andrew Neale

8th October: ‘Narrow Gauge Miscellany’ - John Scholes

10th December: AGM & Members slideshow - A retrospective of the

      year 2014.


London & SE Area (London N1) - 2013-14:

The London meetings programme will start again in October.

More information in NGN in due course.


North Staffs & South Cheshire Area (Newcastle U Lyme) - 2013-14:

May 12th - David Barrie, Chair of the Darjeeling Himalaya Railway Society, brings us up to date

with events on the World Heritage Site that is the DHR.

July 14th & September 8th - TBA

Nov 10th - The Leek and Manifold Railway – a presentation by Paul Blurton and Roland Machin followed by Jim Hawksworth's images of the 50s & 60s.

Meetings are held jointly with the North Staffs Area Group of the Ffestiniog Railway Society.

We would welcome offers of talks from NGRS members and, indeed others, on subjects of interest to our members.

For more information please contact Peter Moore on 07824-340777 or email



Yorkshire Area (Leeds) 2014:

May 1st - Industrial Locomotives of London and the South East around 1950. Illustrated with his own b/w photographs by John Meredith.


(See Area Groups for full details of Meetings and Location) 






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 9.95



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