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Chasewater Railway Museum
Nice New Acquisition
This latest acquisition is a very welcome addition to the Museum’s collection of local Cannock Chase items.
Nameplate: Foggo, 1946, from a standard gauge 0-4-2ST built at the Chasetown workshops of the Cannock Chase Colliery Co.Ltd. in 1946, using parts supplied by Beyer Peacock, together with spare parts accumulated over the years from similar locomotives already at work at the colliery. The name derives from Mr. Foggo, the General Manager of the company at the time and the nameplate incorporates the year of build. It became National Coal Board property on 1st January, 1947. Transferred to Coppice Colliery in early 1954 and to Brereton Colliery later the year. Scrapped by W.H.Arnott Young in January 1961. Cast Brass, 21½”x 8¾”, the front repainted.
Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society Books
Did you or one of your family work at one of the many Collieries in the Cannock & Rugeley area. If so why not get one of the mining books published by the Cannock Chase Mining Historical Society. There are 18 books in the series, each one covering one or more of the local Collieries. A very informative collection, written by the miners, who worked at them. These are available from Chasewater Railway Museum. Perhaps an ideal Christmas present. Contact me if you need more information.
Godfrey Hucker – 07751 448523
Even More photos for the Collection
from Dave Borthwick
Our thanks to Dave Borthwick for giving these photos to the Chasewater Railway Museum.
This set of photos shows the start of the new yard at Brownhills West. Negotiations by the Board of the Railway, led by David Bathurst and the late Steve Organ, provided the Railway with the current site, with the station and layout as we see today, 100 yards or so towards Chasewater Heaths, which opened around the year 2000.
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All of Dave Borthwick’s photos will be included in the Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue in the near future.
More photos for the Collection
from Dave Borthwick
Our thanks to Dave Borthwick for giving these photos to the Chasewater Railway Museum. Taken on one of Dave’s early morning patrols or on a very quiet day!!
This was the home of Chasewater Railway before the M6 Toll came along and buried it! Negotiations by the Board of the Railway, led by David Bathurst and the late Steve Organ, provided the Railway with the current site, with the station and layout as we see today, 100 yards or so towards Chasewater Heaths, which opened around the year 2000.
Chasewater Railway Museum
A new television show for a national network is currently in production and important historical moments within the Midlands area are being researched. It is hoped to garner some interest in this region and find participants with fascinating stories, or mysteries from their ancestral pasts’.
There will be simple personal stories, as well as narratives that touch upon Britain as a whole but undoubtedly, some will address historical moments particular to their home region.
We want to tap into important historical events particular to the Midlands – both well known, as well as those that seem to have been forgotten. This is where you come in: we are asking organisations like yours to help get the word out by circulating our appeal (see attachment), either using social media, email, displaying a print out on notice boards or simply, by good old fashioned word of mouth.