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Leekbrook - Ipstones Track

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The Churnet Valley Railway (CVR) is in discussion with Moorland & City Railways  (MCR) regarding the medium to long term future of the Leekbrook to Ipstones line.  MCR’s potential to move freight from Cauldon Lowe is on hold pending the outcome of the government’s Monopolies Commission study of the recent merger of the two quarries (Lafarge and Tarmac). I ...

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Book Launch - 20/21st April

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Book Launch - 20/21st April

LMS BOOK LAUNCH Renowned railway author Basil Jeuda returns once more to launch his latest book, ‘The North Staffordshire Railway in LMS Days’ Volume 3 on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. He will be signing copies throughout the day at Kingsley & Froghall Station between 10am & 4pm. Alternatively you can pre- order copies by visiting our on-lin ...

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Kids Go Free This Easter

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Kids Go Free This Easter

“Kids Go Free” this Easter at the Churnet Valley Railway with its Steam hauled Easter “Eggspress” trains…. Plus on Easter Sunday Children can enjoy complimenatry Easter Activities which will include an Easter Egg Hunt, Egg Painting, Hunt the Rabbit and Make & Take Children’s Activity Tables. Trains will be running over the Easter ...

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Winter Steam Gala Timetable Alteration

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Due to delays in getting the air pump repaired for the S160 at our contractors in Germany the S160 will now need to run double headed with N7 No. 69621 for the weekend whilst hauling service trains. Luckily the N7 is also an air braked locomotive and therefore it will be able to provide air for the brakes on the S160. This therefore provides the opportunity for 34007 “Wadebr ...

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North Staffordshire Railway Company - Knotty Postal Error

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North Staffordshire Railway Company - Knotty Postal Error

The NSRC would like to offer its sincere apologies to any member who found themselves being asked to pay a postage surcharge in order to receive Knotty 105. There has not been a problem using a second class stamp in the past, but on this occasion the printing company used heavier than usual paper stock, which inadvertently pushed the weight of the journal just above the 100 gram l ...

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34007 Wadebridge - Footplate Courses

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34007 Wadebridge - Footplate Courses

The star guest for the Winter Steam Gala No. 34007 Wadebridge has successfully completed its footplate experience schedule completing 3 days of running between Froghall and Ipstones Loop. Following a few teething issues on the test runs 34007 has stormed up the bank unassisted with steam and power to spare!  The run round loop at Ipstones was commissioned on time which sees t ...

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Steam Rail Motor Update

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Steam Rail Motor Update

Steam Rail Motor Supplementary Tickets   Due to the limited seating on the Steam Rail Motor No R93 we will be issuing tickets as follows; A supplementary fare of £5.00 will apply to travel on the Steam Rail Motor Passengers are only able to join the Steam Rail Motor at Cheddleto ...

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