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North Staffordshire Railway Company 40th Anniversary Gala

19th-21st October

To view the North Staffordshire Railway Company's 40th Gala Timetable please click the link provided. 

The Churnet Valley Railways supporting charity, the North Staffordshire Railway Company will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a gala event over the weekend of 19 - 21st of October 2018.

Following our press release with regards to the unavailability of 2 of the star guests we will now be operating a home fleet only gala utilising both our Steam and Diesel fleet comprising of;     

  • USATC S160 No. 5197
  • TKH No. 2944 
  • Class 33 No. 33021 – In new livery to be unveiled at the event 
  • Class 33 No. 33102 “Sophie”
  • Class 08 No. D3800 – In new livery to be unveiled at the event 
  • YEC Janus no. 2748 "6 Roger H Bennet"

We will be operating a 2-train service including trains over the steeply graded line up the Cauldon lowe branch to Ipstones Loop along with a regular service along the Churnet Valley branch between Froghall and Leekbrook Junction. 


Other Attractions;

Star Attraction Leekbrook Station building will be open to the public for the first time. 


The Signal Tearooms (Froghall) will be open from 10:00 AM

The Menu: 

  • Staffordshire Oatcakes with a selection of delicious toppings
  • Baps made to order filled with a selection of the finest meats our local farm "Shukers" has to offer
  • Selection of wonderful fresh cakes and flavours each day
  • Cones of Chips 
  • Pie, peas, chips and gravy will be available from 12:00 PM
  • All day breakfast 
  • Ice Cream
  • Tea, Coffee and cold Drinks

Froghall Booking Office will also be hosting a Real Ale Bar serving some of Staffordshire finest ales all weekend. 

*All Menus subject to change


The Good Shed Tearooms (Cheddleton) will be open from 10:00 AM 

The Menu: 

  • Staffordshire Oatcakes with a selection of delicious toppings 
  • Baps made to order with a selection of the finest meats our local farm "Shukers" has to offer
  • Selection of Ice Cream 
  • Fresh home made soup of the day 
  • Stew with a dumpling to work you up as you watch the locomotive swaps

*All menus subject to change


At Cheddleton you will also be go and have a look around the locomotive Sheds and Yard. In the locomotive works you will be able to view the restoration of class 8F No. 48173. 





North Staffordshire Railway Company 40th Anniversary Gala

* Loco changes take place at Cheddleton and Froghall

* Please note that passengers are unable to alight from the train at Ipstones

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