SOCIETY VISITS INFORMATION :
We organise visits to narrow
gauge and miniature railways throughout the year for the benefit of Members.
These are mostly private visits, by special arrangement with the owners or
operators of the railway.
We often get to see behind
the scenes of the railway, such as the sheds and the workshops – areas normally
off-limits to the general public. For this
reason, we restrict our visits to Members only. If you are not a member
and would like to come along on one of our visits, please join the Society first
before you book, see our
Members who have registered their
email address in Membermojo and wish
to join us on a visit are able to book on line through our
which will take you straight to the Store Visits page,
Alongside "Store Purchase", click on "Visit Store". In the Store, you will find
a list of all Society Visits which are available for Online Booking.
In order to book a
place on a visit, click the “Quantity” box for the specific visit, select the
number of places that you would like to book, and then click on checkout. You
can pay by debit or credit card. On receipt of your booking and payment, you will receive an
automated email acknowledgement.
If you are booking for
more people than just yourself, you will be asked to contact the relevant Visits
Officer, providing the names, addresses and membership numbers (if known) in
Once you have booked your visit(s), the relevant Visits Officer will contact you
shortly before the visit with further details (including times, directions,
If you do not wish to book online, you can book
a visit using a Visits Form :-
Use the booking form, which you will have received with your
latest mailing, selecting which visit(s) you would
like to book for. Note that we require the names and addresses of everyone in
your party, and that (except
where stated) everyone should be a member (family members can be Associate
Note that we require the names and
addresses of everyone in your party and that (except
where stated) everyone
should be a member (family members can be Associate
Send the completed form to the appropriate Visits Officer.
Payment should be made
a) by cheque (made
payable to Narrow Gauge Railway Society, writing your address on
the reverse. Send to
address given on the booking form
c) by Postal Order.
We are currently
planning our visit programme for 2021, and this will be published in due
This will include some of the visits which had to be cancelled
in 2020, due to COVID-19.
All visits are subject to a Risk Assessment, and also to the approval of the Society’s
Directors; they will also require a minimum number of participants, in order
to make them viable.
aware that not all of the railways that NGRS members attend on visits
arranged by NGRS (“Sponsored Visits”), carry insurance to protect
visitors in the case of injury or death, nor do the officers and
directors of NGRS warrant that insurance that may be held by such
railways offer adequate protection for you and those attending with
you. The officers and directors of NGRS assume no liability for injury
or death occurring during a Sponsored Visit. Please be sure that you
follow all safety precautions imposed or suggested by the railways
during Sponsored Visits.
To clarify the conditions for
members and others making visits to railway sites or our library,
you are advised to read our
Visits Policy thoroughly. This is also available from the Downloads page
There may be some visits where non-members or the general public may be
present, the visits form will clarify if you can be accompanied by
to become a
or to add an Associate to your membership
can be made via this website's