Welcome to the website of the German Railway Society. A Company Limited by Guarantee, we are a friendly railway society for enthusiasts of German railways. Our Society was founded in 1981. We have members throughout the world. Our aim is to encourage interest in all aspects of German railways. Whilst we do not intend to duplicate the worthy work done by other societies, it is impossible to separate many of the aspects of the German from other European systems. We welcome all interests, prototype enthusiasts and modellers irrespective of scale and make of model railway. We are a national society with local groups who hold meetings in various areas of Britain.
22 Mar 2019
We will be at the London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexandra Palace, London on 22 and 23 March 2019.
25 Jan 2019
We will be attending the French Railway Society Winter Rendezvous on Sunday 10 February 2019. A selection of our publications will be available on our stand.
8 Sep 2018
We are delighted to announce that our annual exhibition will take place on Saturday 15 June 2019
29 Jul 2018
Our two new titles cover the story of the development of German main line electric locomotives from the very beginnings in the nineteenth century through to the development and introduction of the designs of the Deutsche Reichsbahn in the 1930s. Some designs remained in everyday service into the 1990s.
25 Jul 2018
See us at the Gaugemaster Open Weekend and the European Railways Association show in September
29 May 2018
The German Railway Society’s AGM will take place on Saturday 16 June 2018 at Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London N1 9DA.
26 May 2018
Members of the Society can once again download as PDF the Locomotive Datasheets issued by the Society in the 1980s.
16 May 2018
More details of the South Devon Group’s 21st Annual Open Day on Sunday 8 July 2018
26 Apr 2018
Fifteen layouts covering four continents, ten specialist traders and seven societies. Don't miss it!
18 Mar 2018
South Devon Group's 21st Annual Open Day: Sunday 8 July 2018
19 Feb 2018
Two opportunities to find out about the GRS in Spring 2018
20 Jan 2018
The layout lineup for this year’s show is now available.
12 Dec 2017
In common with many railway societies in the UK with an interest in modelling, the German Railway Society is affiliated to the Chiltern Model Railway Association (CMRA).
27 Nov 2017
Those people within easy reach of central London may like to know that the Model Railway Club is putting on a mini exhibition at its Keen House home on Sunday 10 December 2017.
29 Jun 2017
We are delighted to announce that our annual exhibition, Globailrail, will be at Didcot Civil Hall on Sunday 29 April 2018, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.
10 May 2017
Our member Ian Morgan has made a film of our 2017 Globalrail Exhibition. To view please click on the film below.