About the North Staffordshire Railway Study Group
The North Staffordshire Railway Study Group (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 who have an interest in the
Check out two new books recently published by Study Group members.
The Group currently publishes its newsletter,
Loop Lines, four times per year and
The Journal twice a year.
Journal is the means by which the Group publishes
articles on and about the North Staffordshire Railway.
Follow this link for the
Journal Index - an index into the content of all
Loop Lines addresses membership matters for the
Group and covers items of a more immediate and topical
nature, such as advanced notice of Group meetings, other
railway-related meetings, general items of railway news
and members' queries (and hopefully the answers).
The Group usually meets a two or three of times a year.
The meetings are usually held in February (the AGM
meeting), and October at the Gladstone Pottery
Museum, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. Additionally there
might be a walk along the route of a former Knotty line
in the late Spring.
On-line Discussion Group
The Group maintains an on-line, moderated, Discussion
Group (Yahoo! Group), known as nsrail. This group
only to Study Group members. Summaries
of these discussions are published in
Loop Lines so that members unable to access the
Internet are kept informed, and are also able to
contribute via correspondence columns or other email.
Last updated 23/02/16.