Chasewater Railway Yard 1966 Photo: Laurence Hodgkinson
From the ‘Mercian’ Jan-Feb 1967 Vol.6 No.1
The production of the magazine was under review, the cover was not really satisfactory around this time. Bearing in mind that the magazine was typed and duplicated – no computer technology freely available in the 1960s – it’s a wonder that so many editions were published. The next step they were trying for was an illustrated cover, and they were successful from the next edition.
From the Editorial
From time to time I receive news from our secretary of the activities of some of our younger members. In this case it is Steve Gunn who has been regularly telling us of interesting rolling stock together with the condition it is in and also where it is located. Some of these vehicles could well be incorporated in our collection and we sincerely thank Steve for his extremely useful contribution to our store of information.
More rolling stock
Monday 23rd January saw the delivery of the 16t Brake van and the NCB 10t Brake van to Chasewater. The GWR brake is in particularly good condition and is complete with stove and lockers, an ideal cabin and shelter for the workers at Chasewater.
The Midland Railway passenger brake c1880 was delivered to Chasewater on Saturday January 28th. It was unloaded during the morning, six members helped out with this tricky job. Will all members please note that painting, etc., has to be carried out on these vehicles as soon as possible. Report to the platelayers’ cabin either Saturday or Sunday afternoons.
Good progress is being made on the Andrew Barclay loco (now known as Colin McAndrew). Alan Civil and his band of helpers have now repainted and relagged the boiler, and refitted the tank.
Any member interested in seeing steam at Chasewater this summer should report to the Hixon site any Sunday morning or afternoon.
The Hon. Treasurer’s Report was short and to the point – we need more money and members!
The date for the next Open Day was announced – Easter Weekend Saturday March 26th and Sunday March 27th at Hednesford from 2.00pm onwards.