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Some old photos of The Causeway

Some old photos of The Causeway

We have been given some more old photos, I think from Steve Organ’s collection. These are some photos of the causeway in the early days  at Chasewater Railway .

In 1982 the Preservation Society was forced to lift the track on the Causeway and commence work on an ambitious rebuilding scheme. Sadly owing to the Society’s finances and lack of support, the scheme collapsed and the Preservation Society was forced to close to passenger traffic for a number of years, even though work continued on basic restoration at the Brownhills West site.

A scheme to restore the Causeway commenced in May 1993, with the basic engineering elements being completed some 11 months later. Approx. 120,000 tons of fill material were imported on to the site for grading and compaction. With the completion of one of the largest civil engineering schemes in railway preservation to be carried out to date, work was able to proceed with the opening of Norton Lakeside Station. The station was opened in December 1995.

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Chasewater Railway Museum – The Causeway

Chasewater Railway Museum

The Causeway

Causeway April 1971Worthington locos Nos.20 & 21 on the causeway with the Maryport & Carlisle coach in April, 1971

Causeway 1992Taken in 1992

DMU on causeway001

Causeway 2005Taken in 2005

2011_032500282011 – A hole in the Causeway!

2011_05280007Later in 2011

2011_05280016May 2011 – First train over re-opened causeway.

2009_09120020Just to show steam locos use it too !!