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Made In Staffordshire Gala – May 26th/27th/28th

Made In Staffordshire Gala

May 26th/27th/28th

 

Kerr Stuart & Co. 0-4-0 “Willy” the Well-tank (RMWeb)

Bagnall 0-4-0DH built Stafford 1961, number 3207 “Leys” (Foxfield)

 

Events News: Made In Staffordshire Gala – May 26th/27th/28th

Made in Staffordshire Gala

Our Chasewater Railway Made in Staffordshire gala May 26th/27th/28th. 10am-5pm each day.

Details of our locos appearing during the gala.over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend “Made in Staffordshire”

Steam loco guest is Kerr Stuart & Co. 0-4-0 “Willy” the Well-tank visiting us in its centennial year having been built in Staffordshire in 1918 and Diesel guest is last but one built Bagnall 0-4-0DH built Stafford 1961, number 3207 “Leys”. Thanks to the respective owners for allowing them to visit us.

Home fleet locos representing Staffordshire are Bagnall “Dunlop No.6” and Bagnall “Kent No.2” plus Diesel E E Baguley “Bass no.5” with Bagnall “Myfanwy” availble to view nearing the completion of her restoration.

Museum, Heritage Centre, Tea Room, Model Railway, Gift shops, Bric-A-Brac and more.

Rover Ticket prices for this event are £8.95 Adult, £7.95 Concession, £4.50 Child 3-15yrs and Non-working members with valid card, 0-2yrs free. A fantastic value family ticket is £24.95 for 2 adults and up to 2 children. No passes or vouchers valid during the gala and for everyone’s safety strictly no track/shed/signal box access without permission.

For weather & travel updates why not tune into our friends at Cannock Chase Radio FM on 89.6 & 94 FM.

There are many exhibits in the Museum made and/or used in Staffordshire – pop in and see us!

Hope to see you there.

More info:   http://www.chasewaterrailway.co.uk/

Three old photos – pre-Chasewater Heaths

Three old photos

pre-Chasewater Heaths

These photos came from Steve Organ’s Collection

Going round the bend (!) towards Chasewater Heaths.  Looks like Arthur Edwards in Hi-Viz, don’t know the other chap – sorry.

A shot of the pld Brownhills West station with, I believe, Kim Wilkins.

P.Way gang with DL7, I think.  There are two chaps who I don’t know, those I do know are Arthur Edwards, David Bathurst, the 2 don’t knows, then Dave Pearson, Les Emery and, at the front, a young helper, Jim Bates and Andy Clegg – not forgetting Beckie.

The first post from another Steam Railway Forum with Chasewater Connections – Spring, Summer 1976

The first post from another Steam Railway Forum With Chasewater Connections

Spring, Summer 1976

The signals are set to go on the Chasewater Light Railway in Staffordshire.  Members have just launched a big recruiting campaign to get a larger labour force together for working on the picturesque railway around Chasewater Pool, near Brownhills.  Throughout the winter, work has taken place in the compound and on the track.

The Society was heartened when their Maryport and Carlisle Railway coach of 1875 was accepted for the S&D Rail 150 Exhibition.  It is believed to be the sole surviving stock from that company.

The Society has just re-vamped its own magazine to produce an unusual, yet chatty, style which should go down well with supporters!

Invicta – pic Mike Wood

Chasewater’s Barclay 0-4-0ST No.2220 of 1946, on which members have been working this winter.

 

Maryport and Carlisle Railway six-wheel third (No.11 of 1875), pride of the Chasewater Collection, before its journey to the S&D Rail 150 exhibition at Shildon.   Pic – Mike Wood

Rylands

One of Chasewater Railway’s unusual shunters is this tiny 0-4-0 diesel with spartan conditions for its driver.

 

A rare LNWR slotted post signal from the National Coal Board’s Cannock Wood Colliery, Rawnsley, now preserved on the Chasewater Light Railway.  Pic: Mike Wood

Chasewater Railway’s Volunteer Day

Chasewater Railway’s Volunteer Day

 

Photographs from Steve Organ’s Collection.

Photographs from Steve Organ’s Collection.

We have received a number of photographs from Steve’s collection and are sorting out those which will be added to our collection.  There are also photos on other subjects which we may well post over time.

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Chasewater Railway Museum – December Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

December Newsletter

 

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Old Chasewater Railway Photos

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue

Old Chasewater Railway Photos

The XL list shows all the photos in Box File 10149.  The collection has been with the Museum for some time, many taken by Steve Organ.  There are a lot of very similar photos so we have tried to sort out the ones which are not duplicated.  The first selection shows ‘Sans Pareil’ which visited Chasewater on a couple of occasions in the early 2000s.

Click on the link below to see the full list

All photographs in Box 10149- XL Files 14-4-2018

Caption text – Object No., Description, Location.

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Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Album 3, Local Pit Locos

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue 

Album 3, Local Pit Locos

Still more local pit loco photographs.  The collection is always being added to.

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Album 3 Photos – XL Files

The text on the pics is – Object number, description and manufacturer.

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Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Album 9 DB, Dave Borthwicks new Station Yard photos

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Album 9 DB,

Dave Borthwicks new Station Yard photos

This album contains photographs of the new Chasewater Railway Station Yard and scenes along the line, including the sites of Lakeside and Chasewater Heaths Stations, taken by Dave Borthwick

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Album 9 DB All Dave Borthwick’s Yard & Line Pics – XL Files

The text on the pics is – Object number and description

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Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue – Album 8 DB Dave Borthwick’s Photos

Chasewater Railway Museum Catalogue

Album 8 DB Dave Borthwick’s Photos

This album contains photographs of the original Chasewater Railway Station, taken by Dave Borthwick

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 Album 8 DB All Dave Borthwick’s Stn Pics – XL Files

The text on the pics is – Object number and description

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