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.
Something new for our 65th Anniversary year.
The Narrow Gauge
Railway Society has just published a reprint of a Robert Hudson’s “Light Railway
Material” from 1915. The Society has probably the largest collection of books,
magazines, catalogues, plans and other material on narrow gauge railways
existing in the UK and this 92 page catalogue was sent free to all Society
members in March
Go to our Book Sales page
for more details and to see other book offers.
If you are a
member, please tell your non-member friends of this additional benefit if they
join the Society. And if you’re not a member, then why not join us and you
may receive this reprint.
The Society has a need to fill certain vacancies
so a new
Word file has been set up. See the link and have a chat, perhaps you have something to offer
(up to date as of 18/9/16 despite the file name)
Trade orders for our magazines
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
Gauge Railway Society, 115a Church Street, Ecclesfield, Sheffield S35 9WF or
email Phil Thompson
GENERAL NEWS :
sorry to let you know that Stan Owen died peacefully last Thursday (13th April).
Yours, Lyn Duffus (Stan's wife)
Stan was a member
for 25 years+ and Lawson will arrange for an obituary notice to appear here and
in the July Narrow Gauge News. (May issue has gone to press).
NGRS AGM 2017
66th AGM will be held over the weekend of 13-14th May 2017 at Hesketh Bank, Lancashire.
Formal notice, voting form,
details of the visits
taking place over the weekend and other information is available via the
Member News page. More will follow in due course.
At the moment seven visits have been agreed,
possibly with more to come, and all details, together with the rules for
participants can be found from the latest
Society Visits Form.
NGRS Offer to Members and Potential Members:
The NGRS has retained an offer
for the first quarter of 2017.
Please see the following links for further
The 71/4" Gauge Society Offer to NGRS Members
Index to NGRS Publications:
Index to NGRS Publications 2016
has been issued and is available via this link, or together with 2015 and 2014
indexes from the Downloads page.
NGRS - The Company:
find that a new page has been placed in the Contents on the left which
informs you of the history and reasons we formed a Company Limited by
Guarantee in 2016.
page you will find other links to the Articles of Association, Company
Directors, Committee Members, the new Constitution and other related
think the page is missing any information, please advise a committee
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:
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.
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.