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 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.
GENERAL NEWS :
Members should see the
Member News page for current member information and
points of interest. However, the following links may be immediately useful:
and is available via this link. Previous Indexes are available from the Downloads page.
Trade Orders for our magazines
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
Gauge Railway Society, 115a Church Street, Ecclesfield, Sheffield S35 9WF or
email Phil Thompson.
22/6/17 - [NGN] 337 was your best
issue to date. I love the photo collections or montages of visits by
your photographers or members to various European or World railway
venues. The quality of the magazine and membership goes from strength to
strength and offers excellent value for money.
When my subscription runs out in September I will not be renewing (my other magazine). Please retain (sic) the good work.
... and older:
4 April 2016 -
I’ve just joined the
Society and wanted to thank you for sending through the superb publications
with my new membership. They are really well put together and are an
excellent read. Many thanks....
A Small USA Promotion!
SLIM PRINCESS REUNION AT LAWS, CA, (BISHOP),
SEPT 23rd and 24th
In addition to the steam operation of SP 4-6-0 No. 18 during
the Slim Princess Reunion, the Laws Railroad Museum will
present a swap meet on Saturday morning Sept 23rd. Six foot
tables must be RESERVED IN ADVANCE. Tables will be $25.00
Admission to the Laws Railroad Museum grounds will be $10.00
for adults, with children under 13 free.
To reserve tables contact Glen Icanberry at
firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Glen Icanberry, 631
N. Church St. Apt 4E, Redlands, CA 92374-3571
Bring your railroadiana, model railroad items, and antiques
to sell or display. Watch masterfully restored SP 4-6-0 No.
18 operate, under
steam, on the SP narrow gauge yard trackage at Laws. Laws
was the final northern terminal for the old SP narrow gauge
SP 4-6-0 No. 9 will be on display along with other narrow
gauge equipment and SP buildings. See and ride the narrow
gauge Death Valley Railroad Brill car, which will be running
opposite the steam train.
Society visits have been agreed since the Initial
Visits advice. All details, together with the general rules for
participants can be found from the two links.
Note: Advice on additional visits to Ashton Packet Boat Co.
Ltd and to Scarborough's North Bay Miniature Railway in September were advised
OUR SOCIAL MEDIA:
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.
: We make every effort to ensure all the
details on our web site are correct and up to date.
However we take no responsibility for loss due to inaccuracies on these pages.