The first post from another Steam Railway Forum with Chasewater Connections – Spring, Summer 1976

The first post from another Steam Railway Forum With Chasewater Connections

Spring, Summer 1976

The signals are set to go on the Chasewater Light Railway in Staffordshire.  Members have just launched a big recruiting campaign to get a larger labour force together for working on the picturesque railway around Chasewater Pool, near Brownhills.  Throughout the winter, work has taken place in the compound and on the track.

The Society was heartened when their Maryport and Carlisle Railway coach of 1875 was accepted for the S&D Rail 150 Exhibition.  It is believed to be the sole surviving stock from that company.

The Society has just re-vamped its own magazine to produce an unusual, yet chatty, style which should go down well with supporters!

Invicta – pic Mike Wood

Chasewater’s Barclay 0-4-0ST No.2220 of 1946, on which members have been working this winter.


Maryport and Carlisle Railway six-wheel third (No.11 of 1875), pride of the Chasewater Collection, before its journey to the S&D Rail 150 exhibition at Shildon.   Pic – Mike Wood


One of Chasewater Railway’s unusual shunters is this tiny 0-4-0 diesel with spartan conditions for its driver.


A rare LNWR slotted post signal from the National Coal Board’s Cannock Wood Colliery, Rawnsley, now preserved on the Chasewater Light Railway.  Pic: Mike Wood

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