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Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – National Coal Board (NCB) Items

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue 

National Coal Board (NCB) Items

Quite a few NCB-related items, if there had been no coal there would be no Chasewater Railway.

Click on the link below to see the full list

All NCB Items – XL Files  12-4-2018

Caption text: Object number, name, description, location in the museum.

Click on a picture to see a larger image, the click on the side arrow to move on.

 

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Littleton Colliery Items

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue

Littleton Colliery Items

Sadly, not too many items from one of our local collieries in our collection.

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Click on the link below to see the full list

All Littleton Colliery Items – XL Files 27-3-2018

Caption text: Object number, name, description, location in the museum.

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Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Publications

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue 

Publications

This category does not include Chasewater Railway magazines, they are in the ‘CLR Archives’ category, to be published later.

Publications – XL Files

Caption text – Object number, name, description, maker, location.

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Chasewater Railway Museum – March Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

March Newsletter

Our latest newsletter and the last one before trains start running.

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Chasewater Railway Museum – New Items

Chasewater Railway Museum

New Items

Three new items of mining memorabilia spotted on e bay by Kevin Pettifor – who gave Barry Bull a call and purchased them. Thanks again Kev.

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This first one is a lapel badge of the Mines Rescue Service, National Coal Board.

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The second one was awarded to Arnold Arrowsmith for five years service with the NCB Mines Rescue Service, West Midlands Division, Sneyd, 1955.

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The third one was awarded to Arnold Arrowsmith for ten years service with the NCB Mines Rescue Service, West Midlands Division, Sneyd.  This one is hall-marked silver.

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Brick Collection

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue

Brick Collection

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At Chasewater Railway we have a small collection of bricks from local brickyards.

The railway existed to carry coal from the local pits to the canals or to main line sidings.  A number of local pits had their own brickworks to manufacture bricks for use in lining pit shafts, etc.,  and bricks from these yards are those that we like to collect, as the coal, brick and rail industries are all connected together.

We do have bricks from further afield in the Midlands and beyond.

Click on the link below to see the full list

Brick Collection – XL Files

The text in the captions includes the object number, name, description, manufacturer and location.

For more on F.H.Gordon, Brownhills, go to https://chasewaterstuff.wordpress.com/tag/brownhills-brick-works/

The Cannock Chase Colliery Company made bricks with three patterns – 4 letter Cs which is shown,  3 letter Cs with Co. which is also shown, and 3 letter Cs, which unfortunately we don’t have – so if anyone has one we would be delighted to accept it!

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Chasewater Railway Museum – Some very local Midland Railway mineral invoices

Chasewater Railway Museum

Some Midland Railway mineral invoices

Some of these passed through the site of the Chasewater Railway’s Brownhills West Station, and others started at Walsall Wood.

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The Midland Railway Walsall Wood Extension Railway

In 1880 the Midland Railway gained permission to build their long-awaited foothold into the Cannock Chase coalfield.  The Walsall Wood Extension Railway would enable them to link their line from Aldridge with the Cannock Chase & Wolverhampton Railway near Chasewater.

The line opened in 1882 to bring coal out of the pits, but two years later, was also opened to passenger traffic as far as the Brownhills Midland Railway Station, between the Chester Road and the A5.  The passenger service was not a great success and was closed in 1930.

The Midland Railway continued as a mineral only line until September 1960 when, following the demise of the coalfield, it was closed.

The Brownhills West Station and the first half-mile or so of the track of the Chasewater Railway is on the former Midland Railway line.

 

 

Chasewater Railway Museum – two new badges

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Two new badges

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These two examples of lapel badges added to the collection were used for free travel by miners in South Wales, restricted for use between stations in the Pontypool area and various halts provided at such collieries as Hafodyrynys, situated between Pontypool Clarence Street and Crumlin (High Level).

These badges are numbered, one NCB 856 C.St, and the pther NCB 49 P.Rd and are round, 1⅜” diameter.

C. St = Clarence Street, P.Rd = Pontypool Road.

They were made by H.W.Miller Ltd., Branston Street, Birmingham 19.

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If anyone should have any further information about this sort of lapel badge, please let us know.

 

Chasewater Railway Museum – Our small brick collection.

Chasewater Railway Museum

Our small brick collection.

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The Chasewater Railway runs on all that is left of a comprehensive railway system serving the local collieries.

In Chasewater Railway Museum we have a small collection of bricks from local brickyards.

The railway existed to carry coal from the local pits to the canals or to main line sidings. A number of these local pits had their own brickworks, and bricks from these yards are those which we like to collect, although we do have some bricks from further afield.

The final photographs for this batch are 2 from the Cannock Chase Colliery Co. Ltd.  This Company produced bricks in 3 patterns,  CCCC  CCC Co and CCC  As you can see, we have 2 of them but if anyone has need of a home for a CCC brick we would be very grateful. (Or any other local bricks, please)  The museum is open each Sunday.

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