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Chasewater Railway Museum – for train and beer fans

Coming soon to Chasewater Railway 

for train and beer fans!

Next event – July 9th Burton Breweries Locomotives Day 2017

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Chasewater Railway Museum – May Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum

May Newsletter

The latest newsletter from Chasewater Railway Museum, showing excellent visitor numbers for April.

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Chasewater Railway Museum – One from the Canal

Chasewater Railway Museum 

One from the Canal

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This Birmingham Canal Navigations weigh plate, approximately 14″ in length, from a narrowboat has been in the museum for some years now, having been purchased by our curator, but we didn’t know much about it until we had a canal enthusiast visit the museum, who made a search and found the following details for us:

‘As regards the BCN plate 478 this boat was gauged at Smethwick on 2nd November 1922 it was a 71’1” long open wooden boat (I.e. it did not have a cabin) and was owned by Stewarts and Lloyds Ltd at Coombs Wood Tube Works at Halesowen and was their No.3.’

Our thanks to our visitor, canal enthusiast –   Martin O’Keeffe

Chasewater Railway Museum – February Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

February Newsletter

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Chasewater Railway Museum – Early 2017

Chasewater Railway Museum

Early 2017

The start of 2017 has seen several items added to the museum collection, amongst them being a Hornby ‘0’ gauge train set, kindly donated by Barry and Linda Brown from Burntwood.

The set comprises a small green 0-4-0 tender loco of the Hornby M1 series number 3435 together with two four-wheel Pullman coaches named Marjorie and Aurelia.

Also included in the boxed set was a quantity of track.

Barry had the set as a child in about 1949.  Confirmation of this date, if Barry had not been able to tell us, can be gleaned from the Hornby Companion Series ‘The Hornby Gauge 0 System’ which on perusal indicates tha the loco, although dating back to pre-war, only carried particular detail to Barry’s in the period 1948 to 1951.  The loco and coaches are already on display within our burgeoning collection of ‘0’ gauge tinplate, with the track placed in store.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Busy Day!

Chasewater Railway Museum – Busy Day!

Considering that no trains were running yesterday (22-1-2017) we had quite a few items come into the museum, including this Rugley Powere Station nameplate from a Class 58 diesel locomotive.  This is with us on loan for 12 months.

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Other items included a Hornby ‘0’gauge clockwork model train set, 3 books on Walsall and another LNWR coal invoice, the coal coming from the Coppice Colliery, Norton Canes in 1892.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Harry Hartill’s Country

Chasewater Railway Museum

Harry Hartill’s Country

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The Museum has been lucky enough to borrow, for a short time, a copy of this book by Harry Hartill.  This book has a passage of particular interest to us as it describes in some detail who drove the local engines of the Cannock Chase Colliery Company and where they travelled to around the local coalfields.  It is written in a sort of ‘chatty’ style which is very easy to read.

The Chasewater Railway Museum would dearly like a copy of this book for our own collection, so if anyone should have a copy which they would like to donate to the Museum, please get in touch.  email j.tisdale45@yahoo.com or phone 07786 323311.

Chasewater Railway Museum – January 2017 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum

January 2017 Newsletter

A very busy time for the railway and the museum as far as visitors go, but not that much behind-the-scenes museum work during December.

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Chasewater Railway Museum wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas

Chasewater Railway Museum wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas

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Chasewater Railway Museum – December Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum

December Newsletter

The latest news from the museum – not as many visitors as normal months due to the perparations for Santa’s visit, when the Heritage Centre is closed.

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A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone