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Narrow Gauge Society

About the Society


The Narrow Gauge Railway Society, established in 1951, is a Society whose members are interested in narrow gauge transport throughout the world, with a focus on the UK. Its interests include passenger and industrial narrow-gauge systems, preserved systems on narrow gauge, including miniature railways.

The Society aims to promote and record details of all forms of narrow-gauge rail transport, to promote publications, to organise visits to locations of interest to narrow gauge enthusiasts, and to encourage the formation of local groups with similar objects.

Benefits of Membership

  • Specialist society relating to narrow gauge railways in the UK and abroad

  • Has own local area groups, and arrangements with local support groups of UK-based narrow gauge preserved railways, in Lincoln, Leeds, London, Thames Valley, East Anglia, and Cheriton (Hampshire).

  • Magazine, the ‘Narrow Gauge’, issued quarterly

  • Newsletter, the ‘Narrow Gauge News’, issued six times a year

  • Specialist organiser of trips (around 12 per year) to narrow gauge and miniature railways throughout the UK, many private visits by special arrangement with the owners or operators of the railway concerned.

  • Maintains a library and archive of materials at Apedale Valley Railway, Chesterton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme





Membership Fee

Full (printed version of ‘The Narrow Gauge’ and ‘Narrow Gauge News’): £30
E-membership (e-version magazine and newsletter): £28
Associate (family members): £7
Visits only membership: £17

How to Join:

Join via the Society’s website. You can use the following link:

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