A model project by Clive Baker.
Built to a scale of 4mm:1ft in EM gauge, recreating Rolleston-on-Dove, a station of the North Staffordshire Railway Company, during its final summer of operation 1948; the resulting model was featured in the Railway Modeller magazine, issues November 2007 and January 2008, is the subject of a Youtube video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-voSJFYG-w and has been exhibited at events in Rolleston-on-Dove and exhibitions throughout the Midlands. The next event:
Sutton Coldfield, 22nd/23rd April 2017
To view Clive Baker's other layout, Coton-on-Dove: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyOrw2rxNqc
The local passenger train between Burton upon Trent and Tutbury, affectionately known as the "Tutbury Jinny" (see image opposite) gave its name to the nature trail that now follows the route of the railway line between Rolleston-on-Dove and the neighbouring village, Stretton.
Not content with an actual model, Clive also generated a virtual 3D model, the renders from it now feature on an information panel sited at the entrance to the site of the closed station at Rolleston-on-Dove where platforms and some other features are still visible, giving an added dimension to walking along the "Jinny Nature Trail".
To view the latest news of developments at the site of the actual station, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rolleston-on-Dove-Railway-Station/393619157480649
Clive is always interested to hear the recollections of local people associated with this railway line and its stations, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Painting of Rolleston-on-Dove Station
To view this excellent work by specialist railway artist Colin Wright, based on the picture above, click Jinny Trail on the top bar.
To enjoy a walk along the old rail route between Rolleston-on-Dove and Stretton & Claymills stations, download the Station Walk Guide, also available as hard copy from Starbucks Newsagent, Burnside, Rolleston.
Royal Horticultural Society "It's Your Neighbourhood Scheme"
On Friday 22nd July the Station site was assessed by two judges from the above scheme, we await their comments. To view the booklet about the project, click the following link: It's Your Neighbourhood.pdf
Burton Railway Society hold regular monthly meetings featuring a variety of railway-related topics: http://www.burtonrailwaysociety.co.uk
Burton and District Engineering Society organise monthly lectures covering a diverse range of related topics: www.burton-eng.co.uk
Illustration and imaging by Clive Baker: www.clive-baker.co.uk
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station: www.claymills.org.uk/
North Staffordshire Railway Study Group: www.nsrsg.org.uk