** NORTH MIDLANDS AREA GROUP SCHEME
The Society would like to establish a Midlands area group to replace the recently defunct Staffordshire area group, and David Jones has offered to co-ordinate efforts. Anybody interested in helping and/or attend meetings is invited to contact David.
It would be useful to know which centres people might be able to attend (Stoke, Stafford, Uttoxeter, Burton, Derby and Lichfield are suggestions) and how much per meeting you would think it worth contributing to meet costs. It is possible that joint meetings with another Society could be a way forward – any suggestions would be appreciated. David can be contacted on email at
email@example.com or at 22 Maple Close, Doveridge, Ashbourne DE6 5LU
East Anglia Group
(Supporting the Welsh Highland Railway
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.
up any time after 6-6.30pm as an evening meal is available in the
restaurant or bar at reasonable prices. (Fulbourn is easily accessible from the A14 and M11 and is served from
Cambridge by Stagecoach bus Citi 1 Note: Bus runs every 30 minutes. Car
parking can be busy at the pub, but there is space available on Church
Lane, a 3-5 minute walk away).
around 8pm with a halfway break for coffee (£1.20 per person), and we
finish around 10pm. There is a charge of £2 per meeting (£3 for
non-members). We usually meet on the third Thursday of the month (except
for December, which tends to vary), with a break for January and between
June and September (inclusive).
(Click for branch web-site & program)
52 Long Leys Road, Lincoln, LN1 1DR
Meetings : Meetings
are now held in the ‘Function Room’
at the ‘Golden Eagle’, 21 High Street, Lincoln, LN5
8BD commencing at 7.30pm (room available from 7.00pm) and finishing by
10.00pm. Non-members are welcome.
Program 2017 -18:
January 10th 2018 - Members Slides of 2017
February 14th - 'Videos from Darjeeling':
April 11th - 'Sentinels from Sri Lanka': Harry
(& Sam?) Billmore
June 13th - 'Quarries & Tramways of the
Yorkshire Dales part two': Stewart Liles
August 8th -
'Slates from Dinorwic & Nantlle': Andrew Neale TBC
September 12th - Meeting TBC
October 10th - 'Industrials in B&W'- a
continuation of 'Hand, Hoof & Rope': Adrian Foster
December 12th - AGM & Slides of 2018
Sth Cheshire Area
Sadly this group has now closed. However, if a
member or members would like to take up the role of group organiser
or secretary, we would be happy to pass on the baton, the contact
lists and so forth. We thank everyone who was able to enjoy the talks we
organised this year for their support.
From Peter Sladen and Peter Moore
For more information please contact Peter Moore
London & Southern Area
82 Etheldene Ave, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3QB
Meetings are held on Monday
evenings at The Model Railway Club, Keen House, Calshot Street, London
N1 and are run jointly with the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway. The
venue is a few minutes walk from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations.
Refreshments are on sale from the bar, and there is a bookstall. All members and friends are most welcome.
now begin at 7.00pm and finish by
9.30 pm with an interval of half an hour.
Monday 8 January 2018
Adrian Garner : Monorails of the 19th
Adrian's book on this topic is well-known; his
illustrated talk will include the Listowel & Ballybunion but as well
cover many other steam monorails including the Boynton, Meigs, Bradford
& Foster Brook etc.
Monday 12 February
The Leighton Buzzard Railway: Tony Tomkins
Tony will bring us up to date on recent developments on
Buzzrail and its interesting plans for the future; he is a long-time
vice president of the railway.
Monday 12 March
Welshpool & Llanfair Update :
More insights into life on the W&L over
the last year or two. Geoff makes a hands-on contribution to running
the line from the footplate, and his digital reports on progress are
Monday 9 April Michael Reilly : Sweat,
Sugar and Shays - Narrow Gauge Railways of Taiwan
There were once over 4000km
of narrow gauge (sub 3ft 6in) lines in Taiwan, over 1300 km on gauges
less than 2ft. Today, barely 5% remains. Michael will combine a historical overview with more recent developments.
The April meeting will be the last in the current series.
The London and Southern Area's next meetings
season will begin in October 2018. The programme will be published in
NGN and online in due course.
NGRS members are welcome to attend the Welsh Highland Railway Society (Wessex
Group meetings, held at
The Flowerpots Inn, Cheriton, Hampshire.
pub has its own microbrewery attached, and serves good food.
Meeting Dates (Welsh
Highland Railway Society Website link) for contacts and other
Held on Thursday evenings,
starting at 7.30pm in the
Epicentre at the Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugarwell Road, Meanwood, Leeds, LS7 2QG
(Tel: 0113 262 9759)
The building is open from 7.00 pm - donation please of £2 to
cover expenses. Light refreshments are available at 50p.
AGM - Tramways Around
the British Isles Since 1945
Recent Travels in Europe and the U.K.
Tramways of the Yorkshire Dales part two
North Wales Slate. Dinorwic & Nantlle
Brick & Tile
Works of Yorkshire & Humberside
Note:: NGRS Local Area Groups are
generally run by NGRS members and are not managed by, nor form part of, Narrow Gauge
Railway Society Company Limited by Guarantee.
are cordially invited to attend the
Locomotive Society (Kendal) and Kent & East Sussex Railway group at
Malvern Narrow Gauge Group
is an open group in the Hereford & Worcester area.
Bill Burton / Morris
Tel: 01684-567928 / 592079 and at June 2017
their meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of alternate
months (Feb/Apr etc) in the United Reformed Church Hall, Malvern Link, just down from railway station
at 8:00 pm. All NG enthusiasts are welcome.