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Chasewater Railway Museum – And another visiting loco

Chasewater Railway Museum

And another visiting loco – Including video



A Hunslet 0-6-0ST Austerity class, 3839/1956

Built by Hunslet of Leeds, Wimblebury was delivered new to the National Coal Board at Cannock Wood Colliery near Hednesford in Staffordshire, and worked there until withdrawn in the early 1970s. Originally earmarked for spares for another engine, Wimblebury was purchased privately for preservation and moved to the Foxfield Railway in Staffordshire on 26th September 1973.

This, in 2009, is the second visit to Chasewater by this popular engine in recent years.

05164 Wimblebury 0-6-0ST Hunslett 3839-1956 CRC Taken Hazel Slade

Passing over Hazel Slade level crossing.




3 Photos – New to us

Chasewater Railway Museum

3 Photos – New to us

3 photographs came into the museum over the weekend, I think from the bric-a-brac on Brownhills West Station.

Hanbury in the snow

The first one is the Peckett loco ‘Hanbury’  of the West Cannock No. 5 Colliery,  No.587 of 1894, looking cool!

Wimblebury Rawnsley Road

Next is the Hunslet, ‘Wimblebury’ pictured on the Rawnsley Road on the way to Cannock Wood.  No.3839 of 1956.  Note the ‘frog-eye’ Austin Healey Sprite coming through on the inside!

Wimblebury smoke

Finally, another study of ‘Wimblebury’ – hope nobody’s got their washing out!