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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






Members should see the Member News page for current member information and points of interest. However, the following links may be immediately useful:


66th AGM Weekend 13-14th May 2017, Hesketh Bank:

The (Draft) Minutes of this meeting are now available, together with a Full Report of the engines seen on our many visits. The report of engines seen contains Flickr links to their pictures, with thanks to Andrew Murray.


Index to NGRS Publications 2017:

The Index to NGRS Publications 2017  Word file has been issued and is available via the link - previous Indexes are available from our Downloads page.




Statfold Barn 2018

The dates for next year are 24/3/18, 9/6/18 and 8/9/18.

In addition there will be a Miniature Traction Engine weekend 12/13 of May and a new event "Family Day" 7/7/18



Trade Orders for our magazines

Trade Orders are welcome and we offer 40% discount, settlement within 30 days. On orders for six or more (can be mixed) post and packing is free; for fewer than six, postage will be charged at cost.  

Contact Narrow Gauge Railway Society, 115a Church Street, Ecclesfield, Sheffield S35 9WF or email Phil Thompson.



NGRS facebook:                     

A Narrow Gauge Railway Society Facebook Group went live in 2015 and by 2016 we already had over 480 members. There have already been several lively exchanges and some interesting photos posted.

The URL to find the group is:   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.




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. 




       A clip of Lyn on its first public running day at the Lynton & Barnstable

Railway 2017


Thanks to Ron Allison   

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