The Great Western Study Group began in 1975 as a non-profit making body of enthusiasts sharing an interest in studying a variety of aspects of GWR history and practice, and in promoting research into GWR topics. Bringing together like-minded enthusiasts and helping to source material related to the Great Western Railway are probably the most important functions of the Group, whether you are a modeller, social historian or transport historian, interested in railway or industrial archaeology, or just generally enthused with “God’s Wonderful Railway”. Interests are not confined to prototype practice, but include modelling in various gauges and in maintaining a close interest in current trends in the commercial modelling market.