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Chasewater Railway Museum – Carriage Keys

Chasewater Railway Museum

Carriage Keys

Two very nice carriage keys have come into the museum in the last couple of days.  dscf5415

The first one is stamped ‘LB&SCR’ – from the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway.



The second one ‘L&NE’ from the London & North Eastern Railway, the handle is in the shape of a claw-hammer.  I’ve not seen one like this before!

They can be seen in the museum, in display cabinet C17.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Cannock Wood Nameplate

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Cannock Wood Nameplate


One of the early, local, nameplates in the collection.  Part of the history of the loco follows.

No.9 Cannock Wood (The third and best-known ‘Cannock Wood’) 0-6-0T Built by the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway at Brighton in 1877 (LBSCR 110).  Bought from the Southern Railway (SR 110) in 1927.   Still working at Rawnsley in 1957, continued to work for the NCB into the mid 1960s then preserved by the Railway Preservation Society, originally at Hednesford and later at Chasewater.  Subsequently sold to members of the East Somerset Railway at Cranmore.  Was steamed there, but is now homed on the Isle of Wight for further renovation work.

05053 No.9 Cannock Wood 0-6-0T LBSC Rly 1877 C & R