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..
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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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.

Knotty Coach Trust
Please support the

A registered charity originally set up to
restore North Staffordshire Railway coaches 127 & 61 which was achieved in 2013 & 2014 respectively. The two vehicles are now in service on the FOXFIELD RAILWAY.
There are two current projects in hand: the restoration of NSR 1st class coach no228 and the restoration / reconstruction of the Rudyard brake as an Accessible Brake Coach.

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Photo: Dave Gibson
The Knotty Heritage Train at Leek Brook

Parrot Appeal

Help restore LNER Flat-bed No.3014 a WW2 "Parrot" railway wagon, that was originally used to transport aircraft parts around the UK.



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