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Chasewater Railway Museum – AGENORIA

The latest artefact to be donated to Chasewater Railway Museum is the nameplate AGENORIA

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The nameplate was originally fitted to a Midland Metro Tram No 15.

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Arranged by Councillor Richard Worrall, and Graham Wilkes, the plate was presented on September 10th 2019, by Anthony Stanley & Carl Williams from Midland Metro

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Although not strictly a Railway item there is a Railway connection, as Agenoria was the name of a historic local steam locomotive built in Stourbridge in 1829.

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Named Agenoria after the Roman Goddess of Industry, the 0-4-0 loco hauled coal from the Earl of Dudley’s Collieries in Shutt End, down to the Staffs & Worcester canal at Ashwood Basin. Withdrawn from service in 1864, it as been preserved and now stands proudly in the National Railway Museum at York.

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This nameplate compliments the other tram nameplate in the Museum’s collection, from No 5 Sister Dora.

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