Serving The Narrow Gauge World Since 1951
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 Membership page.
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 Membermojo Store 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 your party.
Once you have booked your visit(s), the relevant Visits Officer will contact you shortly before the visit with further details (including times, directions, meeting points).
If you do not wish to book online, you can book a visit using a Visits Form :-
1) 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 members).
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 members.
2) Send the completed form to the appropriate Visits Officer.
3) Payment should be made
address given on the booking form or
We are currently planning our visit programme for 2021, and this will be published in due course.
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.
Please be 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 non-members
An application to become a Visits & e-NGN Member or to add an Associate to your membership can be made via this website's Membership page