Chasewater Railway Museum – an old favourite from Hednesford

Chasewater Railway Museum

An old favourite from Hednesford

We recently paid our first visit to the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley, and after our first train ride it was a most enjoyable day.   I had heard the the Midland Royal Saloon had been restored there and was delighted to find it looking quite superb.

It was withdrawn from service in 1963 and was purchased by the Railway Preservation Society and taken to Hednesford.  The RPS had discussions with Derby Corporation, after which the vehicle was placed on a long term loan for eventual display at the Midland Railway Centre, Butterley

Here are three photographs of it, the first while just out of service, the second at RPS headquarters at Hednesford and the third fully restored at Butterley.

Midland Royal SaloonCRC-01 - Hednesford RPS depot2014_08200170The carriage is in the museum – not Godfrey!!

Also at the centre is the beautiful loco – Princess Margaret Rose

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