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Chasewater Railway Museum – Another photo on the Causeway

Chasewater Railway Museum

Another photo on the Causeway


This time the Neilson – 2937/1882 carrying the ‘Alfred Paget ‘ nameplates –  heading a freight train  of wagons in various liveries (including rust!), with the Cannock Chase Colliery brake van – affectionally known as the ‘slum’  bringing up the rear.

CCCC Brake Van

This brake van has now fallen into major disrepair, with the chassis collapsing and breaking the sole bars.  The interior of the van still remains dry.  It has had a few coats of paint over the years, but, as the last known item of rolling stock which actually ran on the line in the mine-working years, it seems a shame that more cannot be done to restore it.