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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:

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 meeting is usually held in Edinburgh each week, 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).