Rolleston-on-Dove Railway Station

A model project realised 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 events:

Sutton Coldfield – 22nd/23rd April 2017

Crich Tramway Village Model Exhibition – 20th/21st August 2017

Great Haywood – 21st/22nd October 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 information panels around the site of the closed station at Rolleston-on-Dove where platforms and some other features have been restored by volunteers, 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

Presentations to Railway/Community Groups

Clive is always interested to hear the recollections of local people associated with this railway line and its stations, also he enjoys giving illustrated presentations to local groups; whether railway biased or just interested in projects of this type, he will taylor the talk to suit the audiance. To contact Clive, please email: clivegbaker@icloud.com

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.

Walk Guide

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

Links:

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

Historical Model Railway Society: http: www.hmrs.org.uk

Rolleston Transport Festival, 29th May 2017:www.rollestontransportfestival.co.uk