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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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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Coming soon to Chasewater Railway
for train and beer fans!
Next event – July 9th Burton Breweries Locomotives Day 2017
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Tagged Aldridge, Bass, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Burntwood, Burton Breweries Day, Cannock, Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Heath Hayes, Hednesford, Lichfield, Marstons, Norton Canes, Pelsall, Walsall, Walsall Wood, Worthington
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.
Here is photo of the book in front one of our ‘Colliery Cabinets’ Our thanks again to Les and Dawn Waggett.
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Tagged Bloxwich, Brownhills, Cannock, Cannock Wood, Chasewater Railway Museum, Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Harry Hartill's Country, Hazel Slade, Heath Hayes, Hednesford, Lichfield, Mining Heritage, Museum Collection, Norton Canes, Old Railway Lines, Pelsall, Walsall Wood