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 Summer Outing will take place on Saturday 17th June and will visit the Cullen and Portsoy area. Full details will be circulated to members in May.

Review 213 : will be published in May. The deadline for contributions to the following issue is 15th July 2017.

GNSR Road Services : Railway Buses in North East Scotland 1854 - 1930 by Mike Mitchell. The Great North was a pioneer operator of motor buses, developing several routes as feeders to their railway lines. This important new work includes much original research. It is now available from the Sales Officer at £17 to non members. More details on the Books page.

Walking the Line : A Curious Walker's Guide to the Formartine and Buchan Way by Janet McLeman, this is a guide to what you can see from the long distance footpath which has been built on the trackbed of the Buchan lines. It is available to members at £8 and non-members at £11.50 from the Sales Officer.

Modelling List : for a list of currently available models, kits, components and model suppliers, click here. There is a separate sheet for each scale which can be selected using the tabs at the bottom of the page. Please let the Modelling Officer know of any updates - see Contacts page.