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Chasewater Railway Museum – August 2017 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum

August 2017 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum – July 2017 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

July 2017 Newsletter

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Chasewater Railway Museum – A New Acquisition

Chasewater Railway Museum 

A New Acquisition

Refurbished outdoor-type bench given to the railway by Mr.George Clark in memory of his wife, Christine.  There are no makers’ marks on the bench, but it may have been on the London, Tilbury and Southend Line at some point. This bench will replace the one which has been on the platform for some years and will now be refurbished by the same man who refurbished the bench in the museum, courtesy of Godfrey and Marion’s Bench Fund. When completed, this bench will be found a home inside at one of the stations.

A very nice inscription on the plaque

‘Look for me in rainbows’

Lovely

 

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Chasewater Railway Museum – for train and beer fans

Coming soon to Chasewater Railway 

for train and beer fans!

Next event – July 9th Burton Breweries Locomotives Day 2017

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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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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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Chasewater Railway Museum – February Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

February Newsletter

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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 – Littleton Colliery Leaflet – Only 30 Years Ago

Littleton Colliery Leaflet 

Only 30 Years Ago

This leaflet has just come to light in our Archives section, I thought it is worthy of reproduction.  Such a lot has changed!

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Thirty years on what’s left is a school, a housing estate and an Information Board – plus lots of memories.

 

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.