The N.G.R.S Library system
is currently broken into four main areas, each serviced by different people :
- MAIN LIBRARY (NON-LOAN MATERIAL, RESEARCH
ENQUIRIES AND ALL OTHER LIBRARY
MATTERS) - Jim & Becky Hay
(on the Contacts page as Librarian)
- MAIN LIBRARY (LOANED BOOKS ONLY) - Chris
Church Lane, Standon Bowers,
ST21 6RW or via email
- PHOTO ARCHIVIST -
Position currently vacant (on the Contacts page as
- VIDEO ARCHIVIST - Mike Jackson (on the Contacts page as
Film & Video Archivist)
LOCATED AT ‘MOSELEY RAILWAY
TRUST’ PREMISES AT APEDALE, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME, STAFFORDSHIRE.
The N.G.R.S. library holds
periodic open days
for all members. These are advertised in ‘Narrow Gauge News’, and through the
Society ‘Yahoo’ web group. Directions to the site can be found at :
Section 1: Archive Files
Section 2: N.G.R.S. Publications
Section 3: Archive Collections (non-loan)
Section 4: Catalogues (non-loan)
Section 5: B.L.C. / I.R.S. Publications
Section 6: Books
(loan and non-loan)
Journals & Periodicals
Section 8: Timetables
Section 9: Railway Maps
Alan Keef Collection (non-loan)
To reflect the
continued expansion of the library and to facilitate member searches, the full
library list is held on two ‘Excel’ spreadsheets, with copies on web-pages, as
Loan Items and Non-loan items. Each section above is listed on a separate tab
on the pages.
Loan Items - XL
spreadsheet, or web-page
spreadsheet or web-page
When you open as the webpage, notice and use
the Tabs at the bottom of the page!
spreadsheets we have trialled an on-line
facility to search the full catalogue.
As always we
welcome feedback from members, drop a line to the librarian.
If you require
a printed list, if you have any particular requirements, or
if you have any requests for
research enquiries or general library enquiries, contact
(Jim & Becky Hay, 7 North Road, Combe Down, Bath, BA2 5DE or via email to howard9841931(at)hotmail.co.uk
Archive files (Section 1) are
being progressively scanned, and are therefore available to members either by
email or on a CD. If the file you wish you borrow electronically
has not been scanned, we will scan it next and should be able to send the
information within a month.
the material you require is not in the Library, we can sometimes obtain it from
We are always ready to receive any material of
interest, whether by bequest, gift or purchase. Have you something of interest
that could be useful to the Library?
We look forward to assisting you in the library
The Narrow Gauge Railway Society has made its research files
available in an electronic format. These files have been progressively compiled
since 1951. This will protect original information for future generations of
researchers, as well as keeping the information available where postal costs
would have proved otherwise.
The electronic copies of the files may be distributed
either by email or CD-ROM. The files are distributed to N.G.R.S. members for
the purposes of personal research, in accordance with the aims of the Society.
The photographs, maps, drawings, and printed matter contained
within these files are not necessarily the copyright of the Society.
No further copying, distribution or publication by any means
may be made of any information contained therein without the written consent of
Narrow Gauge Railway Society
The Video Library is a postal loan service
only. Videos are NOT held or available from the general library at Apedale.
Videos are loaned out for 21 days on the
understanding that they are NOT shown in public and in particular that further
copies are NOT made.
The current Video list (Word file) is
to view or download it. The very latest video list can be obtained by
sending an Email request, or a large stamped addressed envelope, to
Librarian leaving your
name and address.
More information on the loan of DVDs is given
at the end of the Video Library contents list.
Please return all items promptly as another
member may be waiting to borrow them (maximum loan period four weeks). When
returning items, please include payment for the outward postage plus £2.00 to
cover the cost of packing each parcel. Please treat the Society property with
great care - remember that much of it is difficult or impossible to replace.
The aims of the
N.G.R.S Video Library are:
films, videotapes or DVDs (privately made or commercially available) on
to the Narrow Gauge Railway Society.
To make this
material available to society Members in the form of individual loans or shows
Groups, subject to any conditions imposed by the Copyright owners.
An important function of the library is to provide a
safe repository for non-commercial film or video footage which might otherwise
be lost or destroyed, such has often occurred after the photographer has passed
To this end the Society will be happy to accept such
material, either on a permanent basis or on temporary loan to permit a video
copy to be made of such material. A VHS video copy or DVD of any such material
can be supplied to the donor on request.
The Hon.Video Librarian should, however, be contacted before any material is sent.
A limited selection of commercial programs may be
acquired, either by purchase, 'Review' copies sent by publishers, or by donation
from Society members, and these programs will be available on loan, where
permission has been given by the Copyright holders.
If you have any
queries, information, or possible additional material, please contact the Video Librarian enclosing a SAE if a
reply is required.
Society holds a small number of other films, mostly from Commercial publishers,
which cannot be loaned to individual members or groups until permission has
been obtained from the Copyright holders. Negotiations are in hand & these will
be added to the 'loan' list when such permission is obtained.
Under compilation, please write for details - all donations of information
gratefully received !
If you have
photographs you can contribute to the Society, they would be most welcome.
Please contact the Photo Librarian. He should
also be contacted for photo queries and distribution.