Links to places of Local Interest

Our unique Steam Railway nestles in the heart of Staffordshire at Blythe Bridge. You can travel on our wonderful steam hauled trains through the glorious countryside to Dilhorne Park, our current remote stop from where the trappings of modern life do not spoil the view as you are swept back in time... Unlike many other heritage lines which follow valleys, the Foxfield Railway boldly crosses open moorland, hills and woods...
Foxfield miniature railway is a dual gauge 5" and 7 1/4" ground level railway. Work started in 2007 with almost all the work done by the junior volunteers ranging from 10 to 18 from the FLRS site. The Railway was funded by a grant from Staffordshire county council who kindly donated us £5500 to start the railway. The line in now approximately 1000 yards, with a main station terminus and the enterance of the car park of the Foxfield Railway, running up and along the top of the field...
The CVR takes you on a journey back to the classic days of railway travel on a rural line that passes through beautiful countryside known as Staffordshire's "Little Switzerland". Our picturesque stations offer lots of interest with a complete range of visitor facilities, and there's plenty more to see and enjoy along the way. In addition to the 10½ mile return journey along the valley, there's a taste of contrasting moorland scenery on the 16-mile round trip along the Cauldon Valley.
The “Knotty Coach Trust” (The NSR Rolling Stock Restoration Trust, NSRRSRT) is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of North Staffordshire Railway Coaches No.61 and No.127. The aim is to form a vintage train operating on the Foxfield Railway. The Trust seeks to recreate travel as it was for the majority some 130 years ago, for these coaches were not designed for long distances but as close packed 3rd class travel over the branch line system that was the North Staffordshire Railway.
In the Apedale Valley Country Park, Chesterton, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire
Our team of enthusiastic volunteers aim to preserve and record the history and industries of the Apedale Valley and the surrounding communities. Based at the site of a former coal mine, we offer authentic underground tours, complemented by our museum and café. The Apedale Valley Railway operates at the same site, adding to a great family visit.
The Crewe Heritage Centre was constructed on the site of the original Crewe locomotive works by Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council during 1986-87 and was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in July 1987. Since then the Centre has gone from strength to strength, and in 2012 the site hosted part of the ”Crewe 175” celebrations. The Centre is home to 3 signal boxes; Crewe North Junction, Crewe Station A and Exeter West as well as the last surviving Advanced Passenger Train...
Located at Rudyard Station in the North Staffordshire Peak District, we offer a great family day out alongside Rudyard Lake. The railway uses coal fired steam engines on most of its trains and is located not far from Alton Towers and the borders of Cheshire and Derbyshire. Our railway is 10.25 inch gauge which is equivalent to half size Narrow Gauge. The trains run whatever the weather and all are covered coaches...
The NSRSG was formed in October 1995 to bring together people with an interest in the North Staffordshire Railway - the NSR or The Knotty - in order to increase the knowledge of the railway, and to improve the understanding of the role of the railway within the community it served. The aims of the Study Group are: To gather together as much surviving information as there is about the NSR: To try to ensure that it is not lost: To make such information more widely available to those interested...
The North Staffs Mines History Web-site Researched by John Lumsdon. This site Is dedicated to The North Staffs Miners' 4,700 Plus, Fatalities. The price paid in death and injury by the miners of North Staffs in winning the coal from the bowels of the earth for the benefit of the Nation should never be forgotten...
This site is compiled by persons interested in Mining History Research. It is a combined effort and is ongoing. Our aim is to put as much information in one place as possible to avoid future historians having to re-invent the wheel. We do it freely and give the information freely...