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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’

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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 – 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.