The North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd.

The North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd. (NSRC) is the Charitable Company (registered charity no. 514172), which provides charitable support to the Churnet Valley Railway (1992) PLC. It is also the registered museum guardian of an extensive collection of original North Staffordshire Railway memorabilia and other items associated with railways in the local area.

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Become a member

Become a member of the North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd. and you can benefit from reduced fares on the Churnet Valley Railway, receive a subscription to The Knotty journal and play a part in preserving the railway heritage of the Churnet Valley.

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Volunteering

Looking for something to do in your spare time? Then why not come down and experience the community feel of the Churnet Valley Railway?

Being a volunteer for the North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd. gives you a sneak peek into what it takes to keep a heritage railway running - it's not a case of playing trains! Find your place and play a part in bringing history to life.

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Museum & Archives

The North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd. has a considerable archive consisting of artefacts, photographs and documents relating to North Staffordshire’s railways and canals.

A small museum has been created in the former living quarters at Cheddleton Station, and is open on all Churnet Valley Railway operating days. Archives may be viewed by prior appointment.

Education

At the forefront of its aims is the desire to educate members of the public of a railway community, lost in the aspect of time but remembered fondly by those that were there.

Education is more than just sitting in a classroom, and the NSRC embraces this thinking with a variety of activities to discover the history of railways throughout North Staffordshire across the Churnet Valley Railway.

Appeals & Projects

Since inception the North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd. has played a significant role in bringing forgotten assets to life across the Churnet Valley. Find out just what we have achieved in over 40 years of preservation, and what we are working on next and where you can help.

Fundraising

The North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd. would not survive without the valuable contributions of its members and supporters.

Few of the near 100,000 visitors who come every year to the Churnet Valley Railway realise the scale of the costs involved to keep a steam railway running. While day-to-day operations are usually covered by ticket sales and the profits from retail, in order to enhance the infrastructure and rolling stock additional funding needs to be sourced.

The Knotty Journal

The Official Journal of the Churnet Valley Railway is produced three times per year and is free to all NSRC members.

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