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Chasewater Railway Museum – May 2019 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

May 2019 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum – Latest Loan Item

Chasewater Railway Museum

Latest Loan Item


The latest locomotive nameplate on display in the Chasewater Railway Museum, and on loan from the Industrial Railway Society is from a Kitson-built 0-6-0ST, Holwell No.1, works number 1836, actually built in 1872 although the worksplate it carried read 1879.

New to Holwell Ironworks, Leicestershire, originally the name was painted on the loco’s hump-backed saddle tank, but a rebuild at the works eventually gave her cast brass nameplates.

Transfer to the parent company’s ironstone quarry at Buckminster, Lincolnshire came in 1898 where she worked for many years, finally meeting her demise in 1952.

(Info. compiled by Barry Bull.)

Photo from Peter Stamper (IRS)


An old Chasewater Railway Photograph From the Industrial Railway Society’s September 2016 Magazine

An old Chasewater Railway Photograph

From the Industrial Railway Society’s September 2016 Magazine


The IRS’s AGM took place on Saturday 16th April 2016 at Chasewater Railway.

It was enjoyed by IRS members and the members of the Railway who were involved in running special trains for the Society.

20&21This photograph was taken by Cliff Shepherd at the IRS AGM weekend in April 1972.

On the Sunday, visits were made to Chasewater and members travelled in the Maryport and Carlisle carriage of 1875 vintage and the Great Western Brake Van, which now, in 2016, is restored to its former glory.

The locomotives involved topping and tailing were two former Worthington Brewery Planet locomotives, nos. 20 and 21, on what was then a very basic railway.

Holly Bank IRS

Holly Bank No.3 (Hunslet 3783-1953) runs around after the first of the IRS trains at Chasetown Church Street Station on 16-4-2016.