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Chasewater Railway Museum – Colourful Wagon Plate

Chasewater Railway Museum

Colourful Wagon Plate

A new addition to the museum collection is this large – 14.75″x 9.75″ – wagon plate.

Manufactured by the Birmingham Wagon Company Ltd.

Chasewater Railway Museum – A couple of new items

Chasewater Railway Museum 

A couple of new items

I suppose that should be ‘old’!


Firstly, a round enamelled badge 1″ diameter.  London & North Eastern Railway St Andrews Ambulance Association.


Another LNE item – an oval cast iron wagon or parcels van plate.  Dukinfield 1927.   Size:  6.5″x 4.375″

Chasewater Railway Museum – New items added during April 2015

Chasewater Railway Museum

The latest items added to the Chasewater Railway Museum’s Collection were purchased over the weekend.

The first one is a reversible Carriage Destination Board, Walsall and Rugeley.



As can be seen, this is painted white with black lettering and is made of wood.

The other item is a cast iron Wagon Plate, black with white lettering.


Chasewater Railway Museum Collection – Horseshoe shaped wagon plate

Among the latest additions to the Chasewater Railway Museum Collection:


Horseshoe-shaped wagon plate

The latest wagon plate to be put on display in ChasewaterRailwayMuseum is an example of one of the horseshoe-shaped variety of the Thomas Burnett & Co. Ltd., Doncaster.  The horseshoe shape was chosen by Burnett’s to reflect the importance of their base in Doncaster to the British horse racing scene. 

 Burnett’s were a well respected firm of wagon repairers with several repair depots.

 In 1951 the Company merged into Wagon Repairs Ltd. and the name ‘Burnett’ vanished.