Hello - Thank you for looking
in! On behalf of the Committee of the Narrow Gauge Railway Society it is my
privilege to welcome you to the fascinating world of Narrow Gauge Railways.
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 international outlook.
Our membership page expands on
what we offer members. The well produced regular publications issued to all
members cover narrow gauge lines at home and overseas, past
and present, the current preservation scene, miniature railways, and the development of all forms of steam, diesel or
electric motive power. We also maintain a most extensive reference
library with an
efficient postal service.
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.
A warm welcome is assured.
Ronald N. Redman,
President & Previous Chairman
Membership Offer 2013:
It has been decided that all those joining the
Society in 2013 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
Associate and e-Membership :
Page (Corporate Membership later).
Headline News :
AGM May 2013 - Hayling Island (62nd AGM) -
Draft Minutes. You can also
them from our Downloads page.
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 - more details later.
AGM May 2015 -
Consideration is being given to this being held in Southern Scotland.
The Membership page has
been updated with the latest prices for 2013 - 2014 for all
applicants at home or abroad.
NARROW GAUGE NORTH 2013:
I should like to thank all the members of
the NGRS who attended, or participated in Narrow Gauge North 2013. Due
to a good turnout we were able to donate £4,900 to Sue Ryder Care- Wheatfields.
Peter Kirkby, Show Organiser
GAUGE NORTH 2014: Sat 8th March - 10am to 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.
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
NG and Miniature Lines 2013
(435Kb Word) for
our Miniature Railways listing (updated 17/1/13), or go to our Downloads
Groups News :
Groups for full details of Meetings and location)
Worcester Events 2013-14
13 Dec - Michael Clemens - Bowaters,
Mauritius & New Zealand
14 Feb - Michael Whitehouse - 16mm Cine - British Isles
11 Apr - Bob Gratton - Narrow
Gauge in the Ukraine
.....Morris is hoping to get June sorted
Area Events 2013
11th December: AGM & Slideshow -
limited to 15 minutes per speaker - 'first timers' go first!
London & SE
Monday 9 December -
Members’ Miscellany: short presentations from four members on the narrow
gauge scene at home and overseas.
Monday 13 January
– A Nick Lera video evening of narrow
gauge steam around the world.
– The annual Alan Willmott 16mm film show
North Staffs Area 2013-14
Meetings are now held at the Wolstanton Working Mens Club,
Chetwynd House, High Street, Wolstanton, Newcastle-u-Lyme,
Staffs ST5 0HE. The next meetings, on Thursdays starting
at 7.30pm are:
January 30th, February 27th and March 27th
For more information please contact:
Peter Moore on 07824-340-777 or email; peter.loxx(at)gmail.com
Would existing members of this group please send your
email details to Peter Moore as the group's contact list is not
Details of future meetings will appear
in the next NGN.
Meetings are held jointly with the North Staffs Area Group of
the Ffestiniog Railway Society.