Chasewater Railway Museum – Events News : A Very Victorian Christmas with Chase Handmade – 24-11-2019o

Chasewater Railway Museum

Events News : A Very Victorian Christmas with Chase Handmade

24-11-2019

There will be no trains running in November until this very special pre-Santa Specials event on Sunday 24th November.  It will be well worth a visit and don’t forget to pop into the Museum while you’re here!

Chasewater Ralway Museum – Coming Soon – Moving the Goods – Oct 12/13 2019

Chasewater Ralway Museum – Coming Soon –

Moving the Goods – Oct 12/13 2019

 

Chasewater Railway Museum – Volunteer Award

Volunteer of the Year awarded to
Barry Bull, Curator, Chasewater
Railway Museum in individual
category, West Midlands Museum
Development Awards

Barry Bull receives Volunteer of the
Year award in the individual category,
West Midlands Museum Development
Volunteer Awards, 11th
September 2019
at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Museum Curator Barry Bull (centre)
holds his Volunteer of the Year Award,
with Chris Copp, Staffordshire
Museums Service (left) and David
Bathurst, Chair Chasewater Railway
Museum Committee (right).

Chasewater Railway Museum – 2004 Royal Visit

Chasewater Railway Museum 

2004 Royal Visit

It’s full steam ahead – royal style

The Duke of Gloucester was in his element as he took control of ‘Asbestos’ – Chasewater Railway’s flagship steam locomotive.

With a blast on the whistle the Duke shifted the regulator and the steam engine edged forward.

For the next ten minutes the Duke indulged one of his greatest passions – steam trains – oblivious to the wired-up security agent positioned half-way along the section of track.

The royal visit to Chasewater Railway  was the third stop on the Duke of Gloucester’s tour of the area last Thursday (4-11-2004).

Accompanying the Duke in the engine’s cab were Driver Mark Sealey and Fireman Steve Williams.

Steve said ” He knew exactly where all the controls were, we didn’t really have to help him.  I think he would have liked to have gone a bit further down the track.”

Mark added “We talked about the engine and where it had come from and he asked us about the length of the track.”

The Duke also toured the newly constructed Heritage Centre where restoration work on Chasewater’s collection of railway carriages takes place.

And while in the Centre he unveiled a plaque to commemorate the visit.

Restoration engineers Jim Twigge and Don Mitchell chatted with the Duke.

“He is the kind of person you can speak with easily,” said Jim.

Don added ” We knew he was a train enthusiast and former architect.

Architecture and railways are his two passions.”

Before leaving, the Duke took an impromptu trip on a modern engine – the Parry People Mover – and the clockwork coordination of the event suddenly seemed at risk!

Station Master Eric Balaam remarked ” The Duke said it is nice to see people restoring the carriages for future generations to appreciate.”

As the bespectacled Duke in dark grey suit and beige overcoat climbed into his Jaguar, Chasewater Railway’s general manager Steve Organ reflected on the Royal visit.

“I think it has gone really well with this our first Royal visit.

This is a very significant milestone, giving credibility to the railway and enabling members to take a pride in it.”

Chasewater Railway Museum – August Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019 – Pirates & Princesses

Chasewater Railway Museum

August Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 2019

Pirates & Princesses

 

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Don’t forget to pop into the Museum while you are here!!

 

 

Chasewater Railway – Walk into History.

On Saturday August 10th 2019, local historian Gerald Reece ( now living in Devon ), celebrated his 80th birthday with a walk around Brownhills.

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Along with his family and close friends, Gerald set off on the walk he called, Brownhills a walk into history, at 10.00 from the Brownhills West Station of Chasewater Railway.

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After braving the atrocious weather conditions, the party returned to Chasewater, and a social get together and natter was held in the Railway Museum.

During his visit Gerald kindly donated to the museum, 2 old maps of Chasewater from the early 1800’s.

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Despite the weather a good day was had by all, and Chasewater Railway Museum was pleased to help Gerald celebrate his Octogenarianism.

Photographs by David Evans & Oakparkrunner.