Daily Archives: July 29, 2009

Wemyss No.15

Wemyss No.15Visiting Austerity loco, Wemyss No.15 at Church St. February Gala, 2008


Hunslet Austerity, a powerful 0-6-0 saddle tank built to a wartime austerity design that latterly saw service as No. 15 on the industrial Wemyss Private Railway in Fife, Scotland

No. 15 is a Hunslet-designed Austerity 0-6-0ST, one of 13 subcontracted to Andrew Barclay. One of only three of the Andrew Barclay-built examples to survive.

This loco came to Chasewater for the February Gala 2008.


Titley Peckett

Titley Peckett

me2408-cam0Peckett 0-4-0ST 1738/1928

Supplied new to Birmingham Electricity Authority, Hams Hall Power Station, near Coleshill.

By 1968 the loco was disposed of by sale to a Severn Valley Railway member and the loco went to Bridgnorth on the embryonic Severn Valley Railway.

The locomotive saw very little use and was eventually sold privately, this time going to the South Devon Railway.

Later again resold, this time going to Titley Junction, Herefordshire.  The loco masquerades as the Thomas the Tank Engine character ‘Percy’ and has visited several preserved railways at Thomas events.

De Winton Replica

De Winton Replica


The first steam loco to visit the Chasewater Railway Narrow Gauge.

Taffy is an 0-4-0VBT VC engine, a reproduction De Winton,  30/1990, built by the Alan Keef Ltd.  company in Ross-on-Wye.

The Limited Company was formed in 1975 at Cote, Bampton, Oxon, continuing what Alan Keef had already been doing for some years as an individual.  In 1986 the company moved to larger premises at Lea Line, Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire.

Peckett No.2000

Peckett No.2000


Peckett 0-6-0ST 2000/1942.

One of the maker’s B3 class with two outside cylinders 14” diameter x 20” stroke.

Delivered new to British Sugar Corporation Ltd., Nottingham Factory, Colwick, working here until 1955 when sent back to its Bristol manufacturers for repair. On completion of the repair work the loco was dispatched to the Ipswich factory of the BSC, remaining there until entering preservation, initially at the Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough in 1977.Nowadays Peckett 2000 is more usually found at its new home at Barrow Hill, near Chesterfield but sometimes hired out to other railways.




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new to the National Coal Board at Cannock Wood Colliery near Hednesford in Staffordshire, and worked there until withdrawn in the early 1970s.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 is the second visit to Chasewater by this popular engine in recent years.

Sans Pareil

Sans Pareil

Sans Pareil

Sans Pareil

Sans Pareil is a replica of Timothy Hackworth’s 1829 locomotive which competed against Stephenson’s ‘Rocket’ at the famous Rainhill Trials.

This locomotive came to Chasewater in 2001 and 2002 and proved to be very popular with railway enthusiasts and the general public alike.

Passenger train services ran between Brownhills West and Chasewater Heaths, alternating between Sans Pareil and Sentinel.