German Railway Society
The German Railway Society or GRS is a UK-based society which was founded in 1981 by Stephen Rabone and has a membership of over 600 (2009).
The Society welcomes all interests, prototype enthusiasts and modellers irrespective of scale and make of model railway. It is a national society with just two local groups that hold meetings in many areas of Britain. The Society organises the European Model Railway Exhibition held annually in September at Sutton Coldfield. In addition to some layouts there is good representation from the trade as well as some other European railway societies.
The Society produces a quarterly members' journal called Merkur with articles on prototype and modelling subjects as well as information about the Society, exhibitions, current events in the model trade, recent and future events on the prototype scene. It is 56 A5 pages long in both colour and black and white, printed on glossy paper with numerous photographs. It covers all Epochs with articles on Steam, Diesel and Electric traction.
The Society has a large library of books and videos available to its members.
- Rail transport in Germany
- Rail transport in Austria
- Deutsche Reichsbahn
- Deutsche Bundesbahn
- Deutsche Reichsbahn (East Germany)
- Deutsche Bahn
- Railways of Germany Group