Chasewater Railway Museum
New Year – New Items
Three very nice items in the museum to start the New Year.
They are the cabside numbers from nos. 1, 5 and 8 from local colliery locos.
Number 1 is from the Cannock & Rugeley loco – ‘Marquis’
The name originates from the first Marquis of Anglesey, a title awarded to the Earl of Uxbridge who fought along side Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo. Carried by the Lilleshall Company built 0-6-0 saddle tank new to the Cannock and Rugeley Collieries as their first loco in 1867, she or is it he lasted until cut up at the NCB Cannock Central Workshops during May 1964.
No.5 is from Cannock & Rugeley loco ‘Beaudesert’
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.
No.8 is from Cannock & Rugeley loco ‘Harrison’
No.8 Harrison 0-6-0 T Built by the Yorkshire Engine Company, 186/1872 as a 2-4-0 T, rebuilt to 0-6-0T 1916. Bought from B.P.Blockley of Bloxwich in 1905. It had originally been Potteries, Shrewsbury and North Wales Railway ‘Hope’ and later No.1 on the East and West Junction Railway. Sold to Stanton Ironworks, Stanton, Notts., 1950. Since scrapped.
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Tagged Cannock & Rugeley Colliery, Cannock Wood, Chasewater Railway Museum, Hednesford, Loco Beaudesert, Loco Harrison, Loco Marquis, Locomotive cabside numberplates, Mining Heritage, Museum Collection, Numberplates, Steam Locomotives
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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.
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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, Norton Canes, Old Railway Lines, Steam Locomotives, Walsall Wood
From Steve Organ’s Collection
An Award for the Railway