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.
Statfold Barn Railway - Membership Offer
As you may know, Statfold Barn has
become a Railway Trust and has had to change it's emphasis and broaden it's
appeal. You are encouraged to visit it's website and appreciate by just how much.
There are now 2-day events and include family days and special events for
Halloween and Christmas, for instance. The website includes an NGRS
membership offer for those not already a member, which is also available just below and saves £6 on full UK
invites anyone who has bought a ticket for the Statfold Barn Railway’s
Enthusiast Day or Family Enthusiast Day (on 23 and 24 March 2019), and who
is not already a member, to join the NGRS at a special first-year UK
subscription of £18 – that’s a 25% saving on the normal rate.
If you’re not
currently a member and you live outside the UK, you can join the Society for
£34, which is also a substantial saving on the normal first-year
The offer is
available until 31 March 2019. Your membership will run to 31 March 2020.
During the period, you will receive at least 6 issues of our magazine
The Narrow Gauge and 7 issues of our newsletter Narrow Gauge
News, together with the opportunity to join a number of private
visits and photo-charters to narrow gauge and miniature railways.
This offer is
not available to anyone who is already a member of the Society.
Annual General Meeting of the Narrow Gauge Railway Society 2019
To help you make plans for that weekend, the AGM
will be held on Saturday 11th May 2019 and a programme of
visits has been organised for the weekend 11th and 12th
All events will be based around North Yorkshire,
please see the Member News page for ALL relevant news and details
Scanned Back Issues of TNG & NGN (edited)
Over the past few
years the Narrow Gauge Railway Society has scanned its entire catalogue of "The
Narrow Gauge" and "Narrow Gauge News". The files are in a
format so as to obviate
the need for paper indexes
and the NGRS
committee has decided that the earlier issues could be made available
on-line. We also have a duty to the wider
railway fraternity to share information of a historic nature.
As a first step
in making issues 1-100 of both "The Narrow Gauge" and "Narrow Gauge
News" available for download (excluding 'special issues'), an initial roll out
of the first ten issues of each publication has been made to check that
all works well.
These are the links :
TNG 1-10.zip and
Please give any
feedback in this respect to either Mick Morgan (webmaster) or Jim Hay
files have been collected together as
zip files, so individuals will need to know how best to globally search within the
multiple files as the online collection
grows. Some software will search multiple files within folders, others
require issues to be 'spliced' together into a single file. Basic advice
on one possible route is available here :
I should conclude
with two HUGE votes of thanks :
To all the
NGRS. members past and current who have submitted such a huge wealth of
information to our publications for
future researchers to access,
Kim Ward-Bailey who laboriously undertook so much scanning work on behalf of our
Jim Hay, N.G.R.S.
19th October 2018
Narrow Gauge at War 2:
The Society has been informed by
Andrew Neale of Plateway Press that electronic copies of "Narrow Gauge
at War 2" are being offered for sale on a Website. It is understood that
this appears without the permission of the book's authors or publisher
and electronic copies of this title have not been authorised by the
copyright holders. Copyrights protect authors and publishers from the
unauthorised taking of their intellectual property.
Members are advised
to use their discretion when considering purchasing electronic
publications where they are not advertised by well-known and recognised
eBook publishers or sellers.