Covid 19

Coronavirus – A Message from the Chairman I hope you are all well in these strange times. With our last members’ meeting taking place on

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Society

The Next Meeting

  The Summer Meeting has now been cancelled due to the latest recommendations. OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE OUR AGM   Which will take place on

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Society

Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on Saturday 21st November 2020 at Grantham Railway Social Club, Huntingtower Road, Grantham NG31 7AU The meeting will commence at

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Where is the N2?

N2 Overhaul Update

N2 UPDATE 4 NOV 2019. After stripping of the loco at Weybourne the tender bidders and the boiler inspector were able to make detailed inspections.

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In the Yard

The N2 is pictured in the yard at Weybourne on 16th February 2019 following its withdrawal from service in November 2018 in the process of

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The Gresley Society

Sustaining the Legacy

Our purpose is to study and celebrate the life and works of Sir Nigel Gresley in particular, and the works and achievements of the London & North Eastern Railway in general.  As a charity we have a remit to educate, and this we do through a programme of meetings and talks, and by erecting memorials of various kinds at appropriate places.

We own and operate the oldest extant Gresley locomotive in the world, Great Northern Railway class N2 number 1744.  It acts as a flag-bearer for the Society on many heritage railways.

We were first set up as an unincorporated society in 1963, but in 1998 we established a company limited by guarantee, number 3852084, and we obtained charitable status, as Registered Charity number 1081581. We currently have around 500 members.

We invite you to explore this website, and to join us if you can, to support our work.

Join Us!

The Gresley Observer

the Society's journal and this covers a wide range of subjects. It is published three times a year.

Members Meetings

are held in the Spring and Autumn, at various locations, when there are illustrated talks often by well known speakers.

The Gresley N2

The Society Owns two examples of Sir Nigel Gresley's designs; an ex-GNR Class N2 0-6-2 tank engine, No.1744, and Ex-LNER pressure ventilated Buffet Lounge Car.

... in him science is paired with imagination; he was also something of an artist.

Professor J.L. Stocks
University of Manchester, 20th May, 1936