Daily Archives: April 12, 2011

Chasewater Railway and Museum News – 12th April 2011

Chasewater Railway and Museum News

12th April 2011

One or two bits of news about happenings on the railway today.  The first batch of seats for the carriage has been returned and the remainder taken away for reupholstering.

I tried to get a picture of Jason carrying some of the seats – but I missed!  I know he doesn’t carry much weight but…….

The Marston’s Baguley has been running in the yard – very well done Jason!  I shall put a clip on youtube when I have finished this post.

We hear that the work on the causeway isn’t going too well at the moment.

Preparations are going ahead for the visit of the Industrial Railway Society for their AGM on Saturday.  Three locos in steam, plus diesels, plus the narrow gauge – sounds like a mini-gala!

With the increasing number of visitors to the museum we have seen an increase in offers by way of loan or donation of artefacts.   Amongst items of note to arrive recently on loan from Michael Mayne is a very rare enamel wagon plate “Empty to Coventry Colliery, Foleshill”, also a nameplate of “Coronation”, a Peckett 0-6-0ST formerly at West Thurrock Cement Works.  Finally, three items of local interest have been loaned by Robert Cadman, these are as follows: Memorandum of Association of the Cannock & Rugeley Colliery Co.Ltd.  Regulations of the Cannock & Rugeley Colliery Co.Ltd., 1895 and finally the lease of the Cannock Chase Colliery, dated 21st January 1867 – including a map of the area.

A section of the map of the lease area

Thanks go to all those who have entrusted us with their treasures.