13 Jan 2018 -
Reinstatement of Leek Brook Railway Station has moved closer...

The NSRC have successfully been awarded grants from Staffs Moorlands Council and Peak LEADER to build the station. The plan is to build it as an exact replica of the 19th century building formerly attached to Leek Brook Signal Box, a Grade II listed building, as shown in the photograph above..
Leek Extension Announcement
The Churnet Valley Railway is very pleased to announce that Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) voted to grant planning permission for the extension of the railway in to Leek at their planning committee meeting on 12th April 2018. Read more here
Help keep the Churnet Valley Railway running by becoming a member of the North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd.
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The North Staffordshire Railway Co. (1978) Ltd. (NSRC)
Registered Charity No. 514172
The support organisation of the Churnet Valley Railway project.

The NSRC publishes the magazine, "The Knotty", the official journal of the Churnet Valley Railway, which is free to members and contains news from the railway and historical features, both about the present day Churnet Valley Railway and about the original North Staffordshire Railway Company (the "Owd Knotty"). Other benefits include discounts on various CVR goods and travel.

NSRC also provides volunteer support to the Churnet Valley Railway; it is CVR company policy that all volunteers working on the railway should be NSRC members.

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The CHURNET VALLEY RAILWAY has had many successful Galas using its own fleet of locomotives. However, visiting locomotives are a great draw for the enthusiasts and public.

In the past we have had a TRANSPORT FUND to specifically pay for the costs of moving locomotives to and from the railway. These costs are not trivial - a typical example would be moving the Coal Tank to the railway which will cost £2,700 in each direction.

The North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd, supporting the Churnet Valley Railway, has re-opened the Transport Fund. Donations are Gift Aided. Please consider contributing to this special fund and donations can be placed in the special envelopes on trains and at stations, or sent to:

The Treasurer, NSRC (1978) Ltd Cheddleton Railway Station, Station Road, CHEDDLETON, Staffordshire ST13 7EE


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NSRC's other functions include acting as a conduit for grant aid applications (these being helped by NSRC's Charitable Company status), coordination of the "Museum" aspects of the Railway and organisation of social and fundraising events such as slideshow evenings, social evenings and raffles.


We support mainly through fund raising either by raffles or applying for grants, but we also try to raise funds through donations such as yours or legacy donations. Your donation will go towards providing funds to improve the railway's infrastructure, rolling stock and buildings and many other more minor projects such as fencing, signs etc.

21st July 2018

Step behind the smoke and steam to find out how the volunteers help to make our railway run. With exhibitions at each station, find out how you can get involved and what amazing skills you can gain.

Talk to our station staff; they will be more than happy to show you around and how you can be the face of the railway.

Just leaving high school and need that added boost to your CV ? Then why not join Motive Power Department. In the heavy engineering environment you will learn all sorts of skills such as time management, working with machinery and how to fire a steam engine.

If a quieter day is what you are looking for then why not join the team in the Souvenir Shop? The busy but calm atmosphere is perfect for the volunteer looking to engage with both the customers and other volunteers.

At Consall Station the Signal Box will be open for viewing, allowing you to see all the inside of a working signalbox. Cheddleton Engine Shed and Carriage Shed will also be open to the public, so take the time to view the current projects we are working on and what progress we are making.

Throughout the railway there will be staff on hand to answer any question you may have. We will have points at every station where you can sign up to volunteer, adding your skills to our enthusiastic team.

Interested? Just turn up at our
21st July 2018




Thank you again for your support

out now!
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History of the Churnet Valley Line

1849 to the present day...


Cheddleton Station Appeal

2 Feb 2018 - Cheddleton station building has passed into the ownership of the Churnet Valley Railway - 40 years after the preservation scheme began there. Following a successful £50,000 appeal, the CVR (1992) plc has acquired the freehold of the Grade II-listed building from Staffordshire County Council - meaning that it now owns every part of its eight-mile line from Leek Brook Junction to Oakamoor.

The appeal is still open as the NSRC now wish to raise further funds for the renovation of the Station buildings and platform.

There are several ways to donate (see above) and for all donations to the The North Staffordshire Railway Co (1978) Ltd we are able to reclaim 28p for every pound that you donate through Gift Aid.

You can also donate by cheques which should be made payable to 'North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd' and sent to:-
North Staffordshire Railway Co. (1978) Ltd.,
Cheddleton Station,
Station Road,
ST13 7EE




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