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Chasewater Railway Museum – Early 2017

Chasewater Railway Museum

Early 2017

The start of 2017 has seen several items added to the museum collection, amongst them being a Hornby ‘0’ gauge train set, kindly donated by Barry and Linda Brown from Burntwood.

The set comprises a small green 0-4-0 tender loco of the Hornby M1 series number 3435 together with two four-wheel Pullman coaches named Marjorie and Aurelia.

Also included in the boxed set was a quantity of track.

Barry had the set as a child in about 1949.  Confirmation of this date, if Barry had not been able to tell us, can be gleaned from the Hornby Companion Series ‘The Hornby Gauge 0 System’ which on perusal indicates tha the loco, although dating back to pre-war, only carried particular detail to Barry’s in the period 1948 to 1951.  The loco and coaches are already on display within our burgeoning collection of ‘0’ gauge tinplate, with the track placed in store.

Chasewater Railway Museum – June Newsletter

June for blog

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Chasewater Railway Museum – Accreditation 2016

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Accreditation 2016

Accreditation 2016

The Chasewater Railway Museum has maintained its status, first achieved in 2011, as a fully Accredited Museum, as awarded by Arts Council England.

The award of Full Accreditation is valid for approximately three years, at which point the museum will be invited to provide a return to demonstrate continuing compliance with the Accreditation Standard.

Thanks and congratulations to all who have helped maintain this standard during the past few years, and the museum looks forward to this support continuing in the future.

Our thanks also to our visitors – our efforts would be rather pointless without you.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Christmas Past

Chasewater Railway Museum

Christmas Past

Some of the museum’s model locos – maybe Christmas presents of some years ago !

1600An 0-6-2 tank No.69567, 3-rail Hornby Dublo

1617A 4-6-2 Hornby Dublo loco, 3-rail electric.  No.6231 ‘Duchess of Athol’

1641A 4-wheel clockwork loco, green tinplate – LNER

1655A Hornby ‘0’ gauge loco, 0-4-0 tank, Southern, No.126

1832Clockwork 0-4-0 tank in GWR livery, made by Bing in Germany.

10767An ‘0’ gauge Hornby clockwork 4-4-4 tank loco in LNER livery, including the crest on the cabside.


Finally, a clockwork Hornby ‘0’gauge passenger train set, including an LNER loco No.460, 2 carriages and a number of lengths of track – not forgetting the all-important key.  This train set is on loan to the museum.

Museum Christmas Raffle 2015 Results

This is the list of winners in the 2015 Chasewater Railway Museum Christmas Raffle

result of raffle jpeg

Chasewater Railway Museum – Beaudesert Nameplate

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Beaudesert Nameplate


The third nameplate, following those of ‘McClean’ and ‘Marquis’,  is that of Beaudesert from the little 0-6-0 saddle tank built by Fox Walker, works number 266 of 1875 supplied new to Cannock and Rugeley Collieries as their number 5. Beaudesert was the ancestral home of the Paget family who became Earls of Uxbridge before being given the title and Estate Marquis of Anglesey. Finally cut up in 1964 the other nameplate of the loco survives and is on display in Kidderminster Railway Museum.

05029 No.5 Beaudesert 0-6-0ST Fox Walker 266-1875 C & R‘Beaudesert’  0-6-0ST  Built by Fox Walker  No. 266 – 1875

No.5 at Cannock & Rugeley Colliery



Chasewater Railway Museum – More from Granville

Chasewater Railway Museum

More from Granville

The first one is a wagon label from the Burton-on-Trent Glanville Colliery, dated 1913.  It has been in our collection for some years now and has always been discoloured – and obviously kept on a spike in an office somewhere!


The other one is a colliery token from Granville Colliery  in Shropshire.  Granville Pit closed in 1979, bringing to an end more than 700 years of coal mining in the area which became Telford New Town in the 1960s.  This was purchased by the Museum in 2012.

Granvill Salop 545

Chasewater Railway Museum – A few more pics of a Chasewater Transport Event

Chasewater Railway Museum 

A few more pics of a Chasewater Transport Event

This time, old buses and coaches, taken probably in the 1970s.

5473 - Motor Coach

5474 - Ribble Bus

5475 - Motor Coaches

Chasewater Railway Museum – Armistice Day

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Armistice Day

The Chasewater Railway Museum is proud to have two Books of Remembrance and two Rolls of Honour to commemorate some of the Railwaymen who lost their lives in the Service of their Country.

The Books  of Remembrance are from the London & North Western Railway, and the Midland Railway.

The Rolls of Honour are from the Barry Railway and the North Staffordshire Railway.






We salute all men and women who lost their lives in the Service of their Country.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Bench refurbishment

Museum Bench refurbishment

One of the Museum exhibits is an old Railway Station waiting room bench.

This is a North Staffordshire Railway item, purchased from a sale in Stoke-on-Trent in the 1960s


Having seen heavy use over the many years of its life, the fabric covering was badly worn, exposing the horsehair filling.


Using the money generated from the ” bench fund” table situated outside the museum room, the bench has been recovered and re sprung.

Bench Recovered

Photo’s by Chasewater Stuff & Oakparkrunner.

An excellent job was carried out by Steve Wade, a local Upholsterer, who has a workshop at the rear of 59 High Street Walsall Wood WS9 9LR.

Steve can be contacted on 07903337000, or at, and he will be pleased to quote for any upholstery work. Details and photo’s of Steve’s work can be found on his website