Category Archives: News

News about the National Miners’ Memorial

Lapel badges are available to support the Memorial Funds, costing £5.00 + p&p.

If you are interested in purchasing a badge, please contact Alan Dean on 07889 728097

News about a Railway Buy and Swap Meet, Sunday 13th Sept. 2020

News about a Railway Buy and Swap Meet Sunday 13th Sept. 2020

A first timer needing support

Chasewater Railway Museum – News – Grant

Chasewater Railway Museum –

News – Grant


The Museum has obtained a grant of £3745 to cover electricity costs. This follows an application to ensure the Museum’s fragile collections can receive appropriate environmental control in these difficult times.


The grant is from Arts Council England’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund and was only made possible due to public funding from the National Lottery.


Our thanks to the National Lottery and its players.

Chasewater Railway Museum – April 2020 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum

April 2020 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum – in Pakistan

Chasewater Railway Museum – in Pakistan

Chasewater Railway Museum volunteer David Bathurst made an unplanned appearance on Pakistan National Television in November when to his great surprise he was invited to launch the Prime Minister’s new heritage railways tourism initiative at an event on Rawalpindi Station.

Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed announced on behalf of the PM that all available steam locomotives in Pakistan would be returned to operational use, to haul trains for local and foreign tourists – a great boost for steam enthusiasts.

Accompanied by the Minister, David cut the ceremonial ribbon (see picture) to launch the first steam-hauled charter train in Pakistan for some years, taking a group of railway photographers up to the scenic areas of Taxila and Attock. With run-pasts on demand, the charter used two recently refurbished Vulcan Foundry HGS 2-8-0 locomotives. .

A video recording the occasion is available on YouTube – search for “Sheikh Rasheed Inaugurates Special Steam Safari Train”.

Photo by Bingley Hall

Chasewater Railway Museum – March 2020 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum

March 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to the Museum’s March Newsletter, the fiftieth edition, trying to keep you informed as to what’s happening in the Museum.

Chasewater Railway Museum – February 2020 Newsletter.

Chasewater Railway Museum 

February 2020 Newsletter.

Chasewater Railway Museum – January 2020 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

January 2020 Newsletter

A busy December for the collection, 2 pages to read!


Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone And a Happy New Year


From all the Chasewater Railway Museum Staff, thank you for your support over the past year – hopefully we shall see you again next year.

Photographs by kind permission of Godfrey Hucker

Chasewater Railway Museum – September Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

September Newsletter