Category Archives: News

Chasewater Railway Museum – May Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum

May Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Chasewater Railway Museum, showing excellent visitor numbers for April.

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Industrial Railway Society

Industrial Railway Society

Details of the Industrial Railway Society, a must for anyone interested in industrial railways.

Chasewater Railway Museum – March Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

March Newsletter

Our latest newsletter and the last one before trains start running.

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ChasewaterRailway Museum – Harry Hartill’s Country

ChasewaterRailway Museum 

Harry Hartill’s Country

About a month ago I mentioned that we had borrowed this book for a short time and would lke a copy for the museum.  Thanks to the generosity of Les and Dawn Waggett in Michigan, USA, we now have one!  To explain why they had the book in the first place, Les started out in life in Chasetown, and has obviously keeps his memories alive.

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Here is photo of the book in front one of our ‘Colliery Cabinets’ Our thanks again to Les and Dawn Waggett.

Chasewater Railway Museum – February Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

February Newsletter

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Chasewater Railway Museum – Busy Day!

Chasewater Railway Museum – Busy Day!

Considering that no trains were running yesterday (22-1-2017) we had quite a few items come into the museum, including this Rugley Powere Station nameplate from a Class 58 diesel locomotive.  This is with us on loan for 12 months.

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Other items included a Hornby ‘0’gauge clockwork model train set, 3 books on Walsall and another LNWR coal invoice, the coal coming from the Coppice Colliery, Norton Canes in 1892.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Harry Hartill’s Country

Chasewater Railway Museum

Harry Hartill’s Country

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The Museum has been lucky enough to borrow, for a short time, a copy of this book by Harry Hartill.  This book has a passage of particular interest to us as it describes in some detail who drove the local engines of the Cannock Chase Colliery Company and where they travelled to around the local coalfields.  It is written in a sort of ‘chatty’ style which is very easy to read.

The Chasewater Railway Museum would dearly like a copy of this book for our own collection, so if anyone should have a copy which they would like to donate to the Museum, please get in touch.  email j.tisdale45@yahoo.com or phone 07786 323311.

Chasewater Railway Museum – January 2017 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum

January 2017 Newsletter

A very busy time for the railway and the museum as far as visitors go, but not that much behind-the-scenes museum work during December.

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Chasewater Railway Museum wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas

Chasewater Railway Museum wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas

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