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Chasewater Railway Museum – a bit tidier!

Chasewater Railway Museum – a bit tidier!


Godfrey has been very busy tidying up the signal box nameboards.

They used to lie flat and were very attractive for small feet to walk on!

No more, Godfrey made some brackets so now they stand at an angle, and also they can be seen so much better.

Pop in and have a look.

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.


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



Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Signage

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue


Information signs, Warning signs, etc. from various companies, and our Signal Box Nameboards.

Click on the link below to see the full list

All Signage – XL Files

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

Click on a photo to see a larger version.

Also From our ‘Signage’ Category

Signal Box Nameboards

This is our collection of Signal Box Nameboards, some came to the museum many years ago and some since we have been housed in the Heritage Centre.

The Brereton Sidings bx nameboard is in the museum until it is required to be put back onto the box when it is sited at Chasewater Heaths.


This is one of our later nameboards, purchased by our Curator.

The branch was two miles in length and connected the railway to Newdigate Colliery which had commenced sinking its shaft in 1898. The exchange sidings was comprised of two sets of sidings; a set of three sidings of considerable length for stabling fully laden wagons and two reception sidings.


The Signal Box was situated down the line from the Cross Keys pub towards the canal and Cannock.


Situated 150 yards from Stafford Station


One of a pair of Nameboards taken on loan.


Another local board, from Cannock on the old LNWR line.


If you’ve got Cannock, you must have Hednesford!


Over to the Coventry area for Coundon Road.


Another from Coventry, Hawkesbury Lane Board.

586A GWR Nameboard from Buildwas –  a village in Shropshire, England, on the north bank of the River Severn.


From the Great Barr signal box, Birmingham.  Given to the museum by Frank Jennings, a long-time supporter of ours.


Dunstall Park on the GWR outside Wolverhampton.  Not a good picture, but, like the following board, very heavy!


Lower Yard Shed Box Cannock Road, Wolverhampton, GWR.







Acquisitions – A couple of signal box nameboards


A couple of local signal box nameboards have arrived at the Museum recently.DSCF9100DSCF9123DSCF9122