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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

     Chairman

 


Click here for the Statfold Barn special membership offer for September 2017.

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:

 

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:

The Index to NGRS Publications 2016 has been issued

and is available via this link. Previous Indexes are available from the Downloads page.

 

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.

 

Bouquets

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 each. 

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 cctwosanberdoo@yahoo.com  or mail to Glen Icanberry, 631 N. Church St. Apt 4E, Redlands, CA  92374-3571  

Please make out cheques for swap meet tables payable to LAWS RR MUSEUM.   Please do not direct ticket orders to this address.  If you want train tickets please see:   https://carsoncolorado.com/membership/catalog/  

 

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 Keeler Branch.

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.  

More info about the Laws Railroad Museum:  https://www.lawsmuseumorg/special_events   and  https://www.lawsmuseum.org

 

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Summer Visits

Two More Society visits have been agreed since the Initial Society 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 in July's NGN.

 


OUR SOCIAL MEDIA: 

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:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/NGRSoc/   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. 

 


 

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