Category Archives: Vehicle Components

Chasewater Railway Museum – Latest Loan Item

Chasewater Railway Museum

Latest Loan Item


The latest locomotive nameplate on display in the Chasewater Railway Museum, and on loan from the Industrial Railway Society is from a Kitson-built 0-6-0ST, Holwell No.1, works number 1836, actually built in 1872 although the worksplate it carried read 1879.

New to Holwell Ironworks, Leicestershire, originally the name was painted on the loco’s hump-backed saddle tank, but a rebuild at the works eventually gave her cast brass nameplates.

Transfer to the parent company’s ironstone quarry at Buckminster, Lincolnshire came in 1898 where she worked for many years, finally meeting her demise in 1952.

(Info. compiled by Barry Bull.)

Photo from Peter Stamper (IRS)


Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Vehicle Components

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue 

Vehicle Components

Quite a large number of items in this category – all sorts of stuff from many different manufacturers

Vehicle Components – XL Files

Caption text – object number, name, description, maker, location.

Click on a photo to get a larger view, then the side arrow to move on.


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



Fowler Works Plate Donation.

On Sunday March 17th, Mr and Mrs Fitton visited the Museum to Donate the original works plate for the Fowler locomotive resident at Chasewater.


The locomotive, works No 4100013, was supplied new by Fowler’s from Leeds to Garringtons of Bromsgrove in 1948, where it worked shunting wagons from the factory, down to the goods yard at Bromsgrove Station. In March 1981 it moved to the Redditch Railway Society for preservation. The Society lost the use of the land in 1994, and the loco found a new home at Chasewater on April 23rd 1994.  Redditch Railway Society was disbanded in June 1996. Mr and Mrs Fitton were re-united with the Locomotive on Sunday before they left Chasewater.