Made In Staffordshire Gala
Kerr Stuart & Co. 0-4-0 “Willy” the Well-tank (RMWeb)
Bagnall 0-4-0DH built Stafford 1961, number 3207 “Leys” (Foxfield)
Events News: Made In Staffordshire Gala – May 26th/27th/28th
Made in Staffordshire Gala
Our Chasewater Railway Made in Staffordshire gala May 26th/27th/28th. 10am-5pm each day.
Details of our locos appearing during the gala.over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend “Made in Staffordshire”
Steam loco guest is Kerr Stuart & Co. 0-4-0 “Willy” the Well-tank visiting us in its centennial year having been built in Staffordshire in 1918 and Diesel guest is last but one built Bagnall 0-4-0DH built Stafford 1961, number 3207 “Leys”. Thanks to the respective owners for allowing them to visit us.
Home fleet locos representing Staffordshire are Bagnall “Dunlop No.6” and Bagnall “Kent No.2” plus Diesel E E Baguley “Bass no.5” with Bagnall “Myfanwy” availble to view nearing the completion of her restoration.
Museum, Heritage Centre, Tea Room, Model Railway, Gift shops, Bric-A-Brac and more.
Rover Ticket prices for this event are £8.95 Adult, £7.95 Concession, £4.50 Child 3-15yrs and Non-working members with valid card, 0-2yrs free. A fantastic value family ticket is £24.95 for 2 adults and up to 2 children. No passes or vouchers valid during the gala and for everyone’s safety strictly no track/shed/signal box access without permission.
For weather & travel updates why not tune into our friends at Cannock Chase Radio FM on 89.6 & 94 FM.
There are many exhibits in the Museum made and/or used in Staffordshire – pop in and see us!
Hope to see you there.
More info: http://www.chasewaterrailway.co.uk/
Posted in Events, Locomotives
Tagged Aldridge, “Willy” the Well-tank, Bagnall No 3207 “Leys”, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Burntwood, Cannock, Chasewater Railway, Chasewater Railway Museum, Diesel Locomotives, Hednesford, Lichfield, Made In Staffordshire Gala, Old Railway Lines, Staffordshire, Steam Locomotives, Steam Trains, Walsall, Walsall Wood
The first post from another Steam Railway Forum With Chasewater Connections
Spring, Summer 1976
The signals are set to go on the Chasewater Light Railway in Staffordshire. Members have just launched a big recruiting campaign to get a larger labour force together for working on the picturesque railway around Chasewater Pool, near Brownhills. Throughout the winter, work has taken place in the compound and on the track.
The Society was heartened when their Maryport and Carlisle Railway coach of 1875 was accepted for the S&D Rail 150 Exhibition. It is believed to be the sole surviving stock from that company.
The Society has just re-vamped its own magazine to produce an unusual, yet chatty, style which should go down well with supporters!
Invicta – pic Mike Wood
Chasewater’s Barclay 0-4-0ST No.2220 of 1946, on which members have been working this winter.
Maryport and Carlisle Railway six-wheel third (No.11 of 1875), pride of the Chasewater Collection, before its journey to the S&D Rail 150 exhibition at Shildon. Pic – Mike Wood
One of Chasewater Railway’s unusual shunters is this tiny 0-4-0 diesel with spartan conditions for its driver.
A rare LNWR slotted post signal from the National Coal Board’s Cannock Wood Colliery, Rawnsley, now preserved on the Chasewater Light Railway. Pic: Mike Wood
Chasewater Railway’s Volunteer Day
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Tagged Aldridge, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Burntwood, Cannock, Cannock Wood, Chasewater Railway, Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Heath Hayes, Hednesford, Norton Canes, Old Railway Lines, Pelsall, Staffordshire, Steam Trains, Walsall, Walsall Wood
Posted in Old Chasewater Railway Photographs, Photograph Collection, Uncategorized
Tagged Brownhills, Burntwood, Cannock, Chasewater, Chasewater Railway, Chasewater Railway Museum, DL7, Museum Collection, Norton Canes, Old Chasewater Railway Photographs, Old Railway Lines, Staffordshire, Steam Locomotives, Steam Trains, Steve Organ's Collection, Traction Engines
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.
Posted in News
Tagged Beyer Peacock, Bloxwich, Brereton Colliery, Brownhills, Burntwood, Cannock, Cannock Chase Colliery Co., Cannock Wood, Chasetown, Chasewater Railway Museum, Cheslyn Hay, Coppice Colliery, Foggo, Great Wyrley, Hazel Slade, Heath Hayes, Hednesford, Lichfield, National Coal Board (NCB), Norton Canes, Old Railway Lines, Steam Locomotives, Walsall Wood
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
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Tagged Aldridge, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Burntwood, Cannock, Cannock & Rugeley Collieries, Cannock Chase, Cannock Chase Colliery Co., Cannock Wood, Littleton Colliery, Mining Heritage, National Coal Board (NCB), NCB, Walsall Wood