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Chasewater Railway Museum – a small addition

Chasewater Railway Museum 

  A small addition

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A small addition to the Chasewater Railway Museum collection is a nickel button of slightly unusual origin being of both military and railway interest.

The 2nd Cheshire Royal Engineers (Railway) Volunteer Corps was formed in 1887 of employeesof the locomotive department of the London and North Western Railway and who became involved in active service during the Boer War up until 1901.  The Corps was disbanded in 1912.

The button bears the script initials VR with Volunteer Engineers in a garter surround with a crown above.