Chasewater Railway Museum
3 Photos – New to us
3 photographs came into the museum over the weekend, I think from the bric-a-brac on Brownhills West Station.
The first one is the Peckett loco ‘Hanbury’ of the West Cannock No. 5 Colliery, No.587 of 1894, looking cool!
Next is the Hunslet, ‘Wimblebury’ pictured on the Rawnsley Road on the way to Cannock Wood. No.3839 of 1956. Note the ‘frog-eye’ Austin Healey Sprite coming through on the inside!
Finally, another study of ‘Wimblebury’ – hope nobody’s got their washing out!
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Museum Objects – One of our Local Nameplates
Carol Ann No.5
0-6-0ST Hunslet 1821/1936. Bought new. Still at Holly Bank 1957 – since scrapped.
Robert Nelson No.4 and Carol Ann No.5 (Hunslet 0-6-0ST 1800 and 1821 respectively, built 1936) were named after the Colliery Manager’s two children.
On transfer to Littleton Colliery in NCB days – November 1959 – Carol Ann was renumbered ‘1’ by grinding the ‘5’ off the nameplate (look closely at the nameplate) and screwing in a ‘1’. This was because Littleton already had a loco ‘Littleton No.5’
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Carol Ann as No.1 – Pic by Stan Cartwright
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Tagged Aldridge, Brownhills, Burntwood, Chasewater Railway Museum, Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley, Heath Hayes, Hednesford, Holly Bank, Hunslet, Lichfield, Littleton, Norton Canes, Pelsall, Staffordshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton