Great Northern News

Free Issue!

GREAT NORTHERN NEWS is the GNR Society’s magazine, and is published six times a year. The magazine contains a broad range of historical articles, news about current developments on former GNR lines and Society news.

Click on the GNN cover opposite to download the PDF and read your free issue!

(Requires a PDF reader)

Printed Back Numbers

We have a limited stock of printed back issues available to buy. Just get in touch with our Back Numbers Officer with your list, and we’ll do the rest.

Note that non-members do not have access to issues published in the current membership year, and not all issues are instantly available in print form. We do not have all issues available in print form. 

Copies of the current issues can be purchased by members, but it may take a couple of weeks before they can be posted to you.


£1.00 each plus P&P.
Access to all back numbers. Receive 6 new issues every year.


£1.50 each plus P&P
No access to issues from the current year.

Digital Back Numbers

If you are a member of the GNRS, you can buy our back issue library up to GNN 225 on three CDs for £10 each! If you’re not a member, you can sign up here first, and then purchase your back numbers.

GNRS Membership

Join us, or renew your GNRS membership online and gain instant access to all of the members' pages, your six issues of the Great Northern News, back issues, days out, and more.