The North Staffordshire Railway Co. (1978) Ltd. (NSRC) is the Charitable Trust which provides support to the Churnet Valley Railway (1992) PLC.
The NSRC publishes a quarterly 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.
NSRC Working Volunteers can access the members only web pages 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.
Full (Adult) £18
Full Life £550
Senior (Over 60) £15
Senior Life £360
Joint Life £700
For further details, email; or write to
The Membership Secretary,
North Staffordshire Railway Co. (1978) Ltd.,