About the North British Railway Study Group
The North British Railway Study Group was formed in 1978 by a group of enthusiasts keen to learn about and record the history of all aspects of the locomotives, rolling-stock, infrastructure, people and operations of the North British Railway, its constituents and successors. The aims of the Study Group are:
- to promote interest in the NBR from its earliest days to the present
- to record its activities and contributions to the social and industrial life of Scotland
- to co-ordinate and publish the researches of its members
- to accumulate knowledge, information of all sorts, photographs, drawings and records
In addition, it aims to disseminate accurate information about the NBR within the Group and to assist and encourage the building of models of specific locations, locomotives and rolling stock.
If you would like to know more about membership, please follow the link below.
Meetings and events
An informal evening meeting is held in Edinburgh every month, and members are also able to meet each other at the Annual General Meeting, which is held annually. The Group is represented at selected model railway shows with a stand displaying information about the NBR to the general public. Some of our publications are also normally on sale.
The group normally attends selected model railway exhibitions each year – please see our modelling page for more information.
Operation of the Group is governed by its Constitution which specifies the Group’s objects, membership eligibility and cessation, the management of the Group and conduct of meetings, finance matters, etc. Each new member receives a copy of the Constitution on joining (current issue dated October 2013).