Chasewater Railway Museum – The Eric Tonks Collection

Chasewater Railway Museum

The Eric Tonks Collection

Belonging to the Industrial Railway Society

This was first posted in June, 2009.  Since then, the Industrial Railway Society has renewed the loan on 2 occasions.

The collection has been on display in one of the museum cases for some time, so if anyone would like to see it, pop into the museum, open every Sunday and Bank Holiday and now also on most Saturdays when the Railway is running trains.

DSCF9010

 

Ironstone cropped

Chasewater Railway Museum is delighted to announce that the Industrial Railway Society has loaned the Eric Tonks Collection of nameplates and worksplates to the Museum for at least the next two years.

The collection comprises examples of plates from both standard and narrow gauge locomotiveswhich worked in collieries and ironstone quarries, principally in the East Midlands.

A small number of these items will be on show this coming weekend, Asbestos’ Birthday, and more in another couple of weeks at the 50th Anniversary Celebrations.  We hope to have the entire collection on display in the Autumn.

2 worksplates cropped

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s