The North Staffordshire Railway Co. (1978) LTD. (NSRC) Registered Charity No. 514172
The support organisation of the Churnet Valley Railway project.

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Join the NSRC

Help keep the Churnet Valley Railway
running by becoming a member of the
North Staffordshire Railway Company
(1978) LTD.

Download an application form here or fill in our online membership form which can also be used by existing members to renew their membership.

NSRC Membership

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. The 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.

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 slide show evenings, social events and raffles.


Repairs are complete following the recent flood damage and we are now all set for Santa starting 30th November.

However we are still seeking assistance by way of financial support to cover the cost of the flood repairs near Consall Station. Anyone wishing to make donations can do here:-

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History of the Churnet Valley Line

1849 to the present day...


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Reconnect Leek - Phase One

On Friday October 11th the Churnet Valley Railway ran its first train along a new 201 metre (659ft) length of track north from Leek Brook Junction towards Leek.

The £40,000 stretch of railway line is the first step to bring trains back to the Leek 54 years after the last passenger service departed from the town, is "Phase One' of the 'Reconnect Leek' scheme.

The £1m scheme is hoped to be completed in the next two years - and paid for by a combination of grant funding, share issue, community activity and special events, some of which will see the new track showcased to the public.

Railway enthusiasts, volunteers, representatives and journalists took the first passenger train from Cheddleton Railway Station along the new stretch of track - with five detonators placed on the line announcing the moment the journey crossed onto the new line.

Sybil Ralphs, leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, was there to wave the first train off down the new stretch of track - and said the scheme would benefit the whole of the Moorlands.

The 201 metres of track, which were laid by 30-strong team of volunteers from the Permanent Way Institution, was funded by £21,000 from the Churnet Valley Railway and another £19,000 granted by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.



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The North Staffordshire Railway Co. (1978) Ltd. (NSRC)
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The support organisation of the Churnet Valley Railway project.

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