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Welcome to the Rugeley Power Station Society of Model Engineers  . . . 'on line'  !

Thank you for visiting our website.  We are a group of model engineers that used to meet at our workshops, steaming facilities and running track within the grounds of the Rugeley Power Station in Staffordshire. Our Society has been established for 46 years having been formed in 1971 when it was originally located In Cannock Park before the Society relocated within the grounds of the Rugeley Power Station and construction work on the new track was completed in August 1991.   Since then thanks to the work carried out by dedicated members our track and facilities were continuously upgraded and improved.  The main interest represented by our Society is the steam railway locomotive and steam traction engine, although our members interests also include diesel outline electric locomotives.

 
 



 


 

The Rugeley Power Station is now being decommissioned.  Our railway is located within the power station grounds . .   and as a result of this closure, our society will no longer be able to operate our miniature steam railway.  Since 1991 our railway has given countless hours of pleasure to our members, our families, friends, power station staff, the people of Rugeley, and the general public.

We have now had to vacate our area of the power station site and are no longer allowed access. We were hoping we might be able to continue to maintain our track until the 'Community Hub' that is being proposed by Lichfield District Council is established and we could provide a 'ride on' miniature steam railway.  However, we now understand that HS2 will have the use of our site and we will not be allowed access. The Rugeley Power Station Society of Model Engineers will continue as a society without a track, taking up the kind invitations received from other society's to visit their own facilities.  

One day  . . . perhaps  . . . we might be allowed back to re-open our railway ?

 

 
Update 27 April 2017 . . . .   You can now see photographs of the visit to the Wrexham & District Model Engineering Society on our 'NEWS' page  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


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