Category Archives: Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces

272 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Spring 2004 Part 5 – MR Crane & Narrow Gauge

272 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Spring 2004
Part 5 – MR Crane & Narrow Gauge

MR CraneNG 1NG 2

Chasewater Railway’s Former Stock – Travelling Post Office

Travelling Post Office

TPO at Hednesford in the 1960s

TPO at Hednesford in the 1960s

Anyone who has been reading this blog may have noticed, in ‘Bits & Pieces’  in the 1970s and early 80s, the mention of a Travelling Post Office (TPO).  Our museum curator has recently acquired a book for the museum’s reference library – ‘An Illustrated History of the Travelling Post Office’ in which the Railway Preservation Society’s purchase is mentioned.  It was bought for £200 and housed at Hednesford, later being transferred to Chasewater and sold in 1983 for £1,000,

TPO at Tyseley

Built in 1909, London & North Western No.20 was renumbered 9520 by the LNWR and 3227 and 30244 by the LMS. The latter number, allocated in 1933, lasted until the vehicle was withdrawn in 1961. It was used on the Irish services until 1940 and its apparatus was removed in 1945.

TPO Old CLR Pic

After withdrawal it was acquired by the Railway Preservation Society, Hednesford, Staffordshire, where it housed the small relics collection, and later moved to Chasewater. In 1983 it was sold to the Birmingham Railway Museum, Tyseley, which in turn sold it to the Royal Mail Museum in 1999. It has been overhauled and had its apparatus restored, and in 2007 was put on display at the Crewe Heritage Centre.
It is currently at the Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough.

TPO Nene Valley Licensed

The TPO at Nene Valley Railway

There is another post following this one with more information about TPOs and more photos of the former CLR vehicle.

The Travelling Post Office

The Travelling Post Office.

271 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Spring 2004 Part 4 – The Heritage Centre

271 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Spring 2004
Part 4 – The Heritage Centre

HC 1HC 2HC 3HC 4HC 5Heritage Centre Progress pics

270 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Spring 2004 Part 3 – Chasewater Heaths & 20 years on.

270 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Spring 2004
Part 3 – Chasewater Heaths & 20 years on.

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269 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Spring 2004 Part 2 – From the Board Room

269 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Spring 2004
Part 2 – From the Board Room

Board Room 1Board Room 2HC 2Board Room 3Board Room 4Board Room 5First Parry People Carrier at Chasewater. Board Room 6

268 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces – From Chasewater News – Spring 2004 Part 1 – Editorial

268 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Spring 2004
Part 1 – Editorial

Front CoverEditorial 1Editorial 2

267 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Spring 2003 Part 7 – Chasewater Heaths & Diesel News

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‘Gervase’ ready for the Industrial Gala,

March 29th & 30th 2014

267 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Spring 2003
Part 7 – Chasewater Heaths & Diesel NewsDiesel 1Diesel 2CWH 1CWH 2

266 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Spring 2003 Part 5 – Loco Shed News and Driver Experience Day

266 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces

From Chasewater News – Spring 2003

 Part 5 – Loco Shed News and Driver Experience Day

Loco Shed 1Loco Shed 2Driver Experience

265 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Spring 2003 Part 4 – Ryan & Narrow Gauge

265 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces

From Chasewater News – Spring 2003

 Part 4 – Ryan & Narrow GaugeRyan & Narrow Gauge 1Ryan & Narrow Gauge 2Smashing - ArthurWidows' Outing