Chasewater Railway Museum Early Posts – One new and a few old Museum Pieces

Next weekend – open on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September for the Industrial Gala – Come and see the visiting loco, Hunslet 3890-1964, the last standard gauge steam loco built for the UK Until Tornado, and 3 other locos in steam

Chasewater Railway Museum Early Posts

 The following was first published on 16th November 2011

One new and a few old Museum Pieces

The Cannock Station signal box nameboard was delivered to the museum on Tuesday Nov. 14th by Stan, a good friend of the Curator and the museum.  Its final resting place has yet to be decided but it is on show in the museum.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, the photographing of the museum collection continued in the stores, and I thought I might publish a few pictures of some of the station furniture which the museum has tucked away, as do many other museums, in store.This item is a roll-fronted ticket rack from about 1938.This is a wooden chair with a Staffordshire Knot carved in the back, formerly of the North Staffs Railway.Finally for this time, another wooden chair, with a cut-out letter ‘M’ in the back, from the Midland Railway.

While it is good that the museum has these and more items in store, it would be nice to think that sometime in the future (probably distant) the museum could be extended and these items could be restored to their former glory and put on show.

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