GNSRA, Great North of Scotland Railway Coat of Arms.

The Great North of Scotland Railway was one of five railway companies in Scotland  in the Victorian era. It served the north east of Scotland from Aberdeen to Elgin, a largely agricultural area which included the fishing ports of Buchan and the splendid scenery of Deeside and Speyside.

If you want to know more about the railways of this area at any period of their history, then you will find plenty to interest you on this site or in the publications of the Association. Or why not consider joining us. We are a friendly group which holds a couple of meeting each year in Aberdeen and organises a summer outing to discover what is left of the railway. Members receive the quarterly Review, an A4 size magazine which features articles, photographs and queries about the railway, plus news of current events, book reviews, etc. Modellers will get the latest information on kits available and will find prototype details in our drawing and photo collections. Members also receive discounts on our publications.

The Association has an extensive archive consisting of photographs and drawings, together with small artefacts. We actively seek to add to that collection and to make it accessible to members. A selection of our photographs is presented in the Photo Gallery.

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Latest News

The Spring Meeting will take place on Saturday 28th March at the Garioch Heritage Centre in Inverurie. Details will be sent out with the next Review 224, which is published in February. The deadline for contributions to issue 225 is 15th April 2020.

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Then and Now, Volume 2, Main and Coast Lines, Road Motor Services, will be launched at ModelRail Scotland in February and will be available at the Spring Meeting. By Mike Cooper and Graham Maxtone, 160pp, 211 colour and 135 b/w illustrations, B5.

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