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News – Jubilee Street Party – Chasewater Railway

News – Jubilee Street Party

Chasewater Railway

After the disappointment of the Bank Holiday weekend, the Jubilee Street Party went off very well.  The weather forecast was not at all promising so it was decided to put the stalls inside the Heritage Centre.  It was a shame because they would almost certainly have done better outside, but after the recent rain it wasn’t worth the risk.

It was certainly the busiest day of the long weekend and was very well supported, as each train came in, more visitors came into the Heritage Centre, and we also had visitors who had taken advantage of the bus service from the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, who ran a variety of buses and coaches from Aldridge to Chasewater Railway all day.

The loco on passenger duty was the Kent Electric Power Co. No.2  2842/1946  Bagnall 0-4-0ST, courtesy of Foxfield railway.  Also running in the yard was the Barclay 0-4-0ST Colin McAndrew.

The Museum was open all day, as was the Narrow Gauge Railway and the Model Railway.

In all, nearly £1,100 was raised for the Asbestos Fund, which needs something like £30,000 and at the moment stands at about £8,000.

A lot of work went into this event, well done to everyone who contributed, and especially to Jenny Wilkinson for putting it all together.

Click on a photo to enlarge it and use the arrows on the side to change them.

The double-decker photo was taken by Kevin R.Boyd, I didn’t see it on the day- missed the bus again!!  Notice on the photo of Colin McAndrew the loco driver’s essential equipment, to be carried at all times!!

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