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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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ChasewaterRailway Museum – Harry Hartill’s Country

ChasewaterRailway Museum 

Harry Hartill’s Country

About a month ago I mentioned that we had borrowed this book for a short time and would lke a copy for the museum.  Thanks to the generosity of Les and Dawn Waggett in Michigan, USA, we now have one!  To explain why they had the book in the first place, Les started out in life in Chasetown, and has obviously keeps his memories alive.

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Here is photo of the book in front one of our ‘Colliery Cabinets’ Our thanks again to Les and Dawn Waggett.

Chasewater Railway Museum – One from the Canal

Chasewater Railway Museum 

One from the Canal

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This Birmingham Canal Navigations weigh plate, approximately 14″ in length, from a narrowboat has been in the museum for some years now, having been purchased by our curator, but we didn’t know much about it until we had a canal enthusiast visit the museum, who made a search and found the following details for us:

‘As regards the BCN plate 478 this boat was gauged at Smethwick on 2nd November 1922 it was a 71’1” long open wooden boat (I.e. it did not have a cabin) and was owned by Stewarts and Lloyds Ltd at Coombs Wood Tube Works at Halesowen and was their No.3.’

Our thanks to our visitor, canal enthusiast –   Martin O’Keeffe

Chasewater Railway Museum – February Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

February Newsletter

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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 – Busy Day!

Chasewater Railway Museum – Busy Day!

Considering that no trains were running yesterday (22-1-2017) we had quite a few items come into the museum, including this Rugley Powere Station nameplate from a Class 58 diesel locomotive.  This is with us on loan for 12 months.

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Other items included a Hornby ‘0’gauge clockwork model train set, 3 books on Walsall and another LNWR coal invoice, the coal coming from the Coppice Colliery, Norton Canes in 1892.

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.