Tag Archives: Steam Locos

Chasewater Railway Video Clips – 2009-2010

Five video clips taken over 10 years ago.

Chasewater Railway Video Clips

Not strictly Museum items but it’s nice to look back sometimes.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Another Neilson Worksplate

Chasewater Railway Museum 

Another Neilson Worksplate


Our Curator has been out and about again, this time coming back with another very nice worksplate.

Neilson 3789-1888

A worksplate, NEILSON, 3789, 1888, from a standard gauge 0-4-0T which was new to the Gas Light & Coal Company (later the North Thames Gas Board) at Beckton Gas Works, their No 19. It remained there all its working life and was scrapped in 1962. Engraved brass, 9″x 5½”, the engraving picked out in red, the back stamped 19.

3789 1

No.3789 was one of the heavier Neilson engines with extended tanks, it is seen here as No.19 inside the Beckton Roundhouse on 9 July, 1927. Photo: H.C.Casserley.

Beckton Gasworks was a major London gasworks built to manufacture coal gas and other products including coke from coal. It has been variously described as ‘the largest such plant in the world’ and ‘the largest gas works in Europe’. It operated from 1870 to 1969, with an associated by-products works that operated from 1879 to 1970. The works were located on East Ham Level, on the north bank of the Thames at Gallions Reach, to the west of Barking Creek.

3789 2

Neilson No.3789 was an 1888 arrival at Beckton and is seen here with a coke train on 22 April, 1959. Photo: Sydney A.Leleux.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Additions to our photograph collection.

Chasewater Railway Museum

Additions to our photograph collection.

These photographs were taken by Brian Nicholls at the recent Brewery Day and have been added to our archived collection.

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