Reinstatement of Leek Brook Railway Station

Having successfully been awarded grants from Staffs Moorlands Council and Peak LEADER the NSRC have now rebuilt Leek Brook Station. It has been built 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. It was officially opened on 14th October 2018.


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
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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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14th October 2018

We invite all CVR shareholders and NSRC members to join us as we celebrate 40 years since the NSRC was formed on a special train.

We plan on two trips to Ipstones with the second trip hosting a lunch train.

The Gala will feature the home fleet seeing the launch of both Class 33 No. 33021 and Class 08 No.08633 displaying new liveries.

This means the Gala Line up is:
• USATC S160 5197
• TKH 2944 ‘Hotspur’
• Class 33 33102 ‘Sophie’
• Class 33 33021
• Class 08 08333

This event will also mark the opening of the newly built Leek Brook Junction station.

Pre-booking via the office at Froghall is essential. Ring 01538 750755


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.


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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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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