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North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd

The North Staffordshire Railway Co. (1978) Ltd. (NSRC) is the Charitable Trust (registered charity no. 514172) which provides 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 to railways in the local area.
The charity's defined objectives are -: "To advance the education of the public in the history and development of railway locomotion, and in particular by the preservation and restoration of a section of the standard gauge railway system formerly operated by the North Staffordshire Railway Company and, for the benefit of the public, to preserve, retain and restore Cheddleton Railway Station as a museum and headquarters for the company." (For further details see ‘Clause 3’ of the NSRC Memorandum of Association).
By becoming a member of the NSRC you can benefit from reduced fares on the Churent Valley Railway, take part in a selection of the special events held on the railway, and receive the tri-annual journal "The Knotty".  This official journal of the Churnet Valley Railway, which is free to members of the NSRC, contains news from the railway and historical features, both about the present day Churnet Valley Railway and the original North Staffordshire Railway Company (the "Owd Knotty").
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. 
To support the latest NSRC Projects, please visit their Total Giving page >here< or Crowdfunding page >here<.
NSRC's other functions include acting as a conduit for grant aid applications (these being helped by NSRC's Charitable Trust status), co-ordination of the "Museum" aspects of the Railway and organisation of social and fundraising events such as slideshow evenings, social evenings and raffles.

Click here for a NSRC Application Form and optional Gift Aid form

The North Staffordshire Railway Co is able to reclaim 28p for every pound that you donate or pay in membership fees if you complete and return the Gift Aid form. You must pay UK Income Tax equalling or exceeding this amount in any one Tax Year. Please make your money go even further by completing the form.

Annual Subscriptions 
Full (Adult) £19       

Senior (Over 60) £16
Family/Joint £25
Life Subscriptions
Full £550
Senior £360
Joint £700

For further details, please visit the website or email -:  or write to -:

The Membership Secretary,
North Staffordshire Railway Co. (1978) Ltd.,
Cheddleton Station,
Station Road,
ST13 7EE
Peter Green