SOCIETY VISITS INFORMATION 2020:
Due to the Coronavirus situation, and the widespread closure of tourist venues
and private railways, the Society’s committee has taken the decision to suspend
all visits for the time being. We
hope that we may be able to re-organise some visits for later in the year, but
this will depend both on Government restrictions being lifted, and on the
willingness of railway owners to host visits.
Booking forms for the balance of 2020
visits were sent out with NGN 358 in hopeful anticipation that COVID-19
restrictions will have been lifted permitting visits to run and also that the
line owners will still permit the visits to take place. Members are
therefore invited to apply for visits in the normal manner.
Your cheques will not be banked until
the visits are confirmed to be taking place. If a visit is cancelled your
cheques will be returned. Cheques already sent for visits booked around March
are currently being held by the Visits Officer.
As the pandemic situation changes
daily It is not possible to say when visits will be confirmed or cancelled but
all participants will be advised as soon as a decision is made.
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 complete a booking form – see our
Members who have registered their
email address in Membermojo and wish
to join us on a visit,
can 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 currently 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 have not
registered an email address in Membermojo, or do not wish to book online, you can book
a visit using a
Visits Form :-
Download and complete the booking form
which is part of the links below. 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
Email the completed form to the appropriate
visits Officer on the form.
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.
Please read the form fully as while Covid is with
us, payment may not be immediately necessary!
Depending upon the Covid situation, the following is a list
of visits which the Society has arranged in 2020:
You can apply to attend an organised visits by printing out and submitting the
required Application Form from the links above.
(Whilst we are in lockdown, existing links are for example only).
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