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.
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.