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, British Railway Modelling, issue June 2017, please click this link: It is also the subject of a Youtube video link: and has been exhibited at events in Rolleston-on-Dove and exhibitions throughout the Midlands and lately, Expo EM Autumn at Partington, Manchester.

The next events featuring the working model layout:

Bloxwich (St John's) Model Railway Exhibition – Saturday 11th May 2019

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, Burton upon Trent – Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2019

Redditch 46th Model Railway Exhibition, Trinity High School – Staurday 21st & 22nd September 2019

Stafford Model Railway Exhibition at Stafford Show Ground – February 2020


This sign kindly donated by a Rolleston family, who wanted to help enhance the restored station site, was stolen from the carriage dock wall, where it had been mounted for others to appreciate, between the afternoon of Tuesday 30th January and that of Thursday 1st February. If you see this sign at an auction or railwayana outlet, please contact us:

To download the latest bulletin issued to all "Friends of Rolleston-on-Dove-Station Heritage Group", please visit page "Jinny Trail"on the top bar.

To view our video "The Year at Rolleston-on-Dove Station":

To view Clive Baker's other layout, Coton-on-Dove:

The local passenger train between Burton upon Trent and Tutbury, affectionately known as the "Tutbury Jinny" (see images 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:

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:

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

Royal Horticultural Society "It's Your Neighbourhood Scheme"

On Friday 22nd July 2016, the Station site was assessed by two judges from the above scheme. 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:

Burton and District Engineering Society organise monthly lectures covering a diverse range of related topics:

Illustration and imaging by Clive Baker:

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station:

North Staffordshire Railway Study Group:

Historical Model Railway Society: http:

Rolleston Transport Festival, 29th May

Platform 14 – publisher "Southern Sunset '67:

Redditch Model Railway Club: