Chasewater Railway Museum – November Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum

November Newsletter

 

Chasewater Railway Museum – A New Acquisition Arrives

Chasewater Railway Museum –

A New Acquisition Arrives

The Hednesford No 3 Signal Box nameboard was purchased in December 2018 but was only delivered last week, along with two others.

The signal box was situated near Station Road railway bridge.

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It’s always good to add local items to the museum collection.

 

 

Chasewater Railway Museum – October 2019 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

October 2019 Newsletter

 

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 Withdrawn from service in 1864, it as been preserved and now stands proudly in the National Railway Museum at York.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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Chasewater Railway – Walk into History.

On Saturday August 10th 2019, local historian Gerald Reece ( now living in Devon ), celebrated his 80th birthday with a walk around Brownhills.

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Along with his family and close friends, Gerald set off on the walk he called, Brownhills a walk into history, at 10.00 from the Brownhills West Station of Chasewater Railway.

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After braving the atrocious weather conditions, the party returned to Chasewater, and a social get together and natter was held in the Railway Museum.

During his visit Gerald kindly donated to the museum, 2 old maps of Chasewater from the early 1800’s.

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Despite the weather a good day was had by all, and Chasewater Railway Museum was pleased to help Gerald celebrate his Octogenarianism.

Photographs by David Evans & Oakparkrunner.

 

Chasewater Railway Museum – Arthur Deakin’s Photo Collection – Two

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Arthur Deakin’s Photo Collection – Two

These photos came to the Chasewater Railway Museum by way of the GCR Auctions.  They were taken between c1960 – 1980.

Click on a pic to see a larger version and on the side arrows to move along.  The description in on the larger pic.

 

 

Chasewater Railway Museum – Arthur Deakin’s Photo Collection

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Arthur Deakin’s Photo Collection

These photos came to the Chasewater Railway Museum by way of the GCR Auctions.  They were taken between c1960 – 1980.

Click on a pic to see a larger version and on the side arrows to move along.  The description in on the larger pic.