Hello and 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.
to the worsening Coronavirus situation and the widespread closure of
tourist venues and private railways, the following link will show an
List of Railways Affected
2020 AGM details
Due to the
ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and in line with public health advice, the 2020
AGM has been adjourned. Please continue to submit your proxy voting forms.
For further details see the Member News page.
programme is postponed until further notice, we hope that we may be able to
re-organise some of the visits for later in the year, but this will be
dependent on both Government restrictions and those hosting our visits. See
the Visits Page for further details.
Covid-19 precautions, we are unable to undertake Library services as access
to the NGRS Library premises at Apedale has been severely restricted for the
foreseeable future. We will try to maintain a members queries service
during this period but please understand that our Library staff will have to
use their personal reference sources as we will not be able to access or
issue books, research files or magazines during the crisis period. Any
library queries should be sent by e-mail to the Assistant Librarian
Index to NGRS Publications 2019
is available via the link. This and previous Indexes are available from
our Downloads page.
The Downloads page also includes a link to the latest list of contents for articles
The Narrow Gauge,
amongst other magazines, kindly made available by Ken Scanes.
Narrow Gauge and Miniature Railways
Guide - PUBLIC Edition 2019 -
See the Downloads page for the latest Issue
Members - Please see the
Member News page for more information, more news and
things of interest, like organised visits to private railways. Headlines and links to the more important information will
be always placed here as a prompt.