Baguley 0-4-0 diesel mechanical 3410/1955.
Built with a Gardner type 6L3 engine of 150 brake horse-power and fitted with Wilson-Drewry transmission. The original livery was middle green with unusual dark blue buffer beams. The loco was delivered new to Marston, Thompson and Evershed brewery, Burton-on-Trent, February 1955.
Rail traffic declined and the brewery went over to road traffic only and the loco (No.4) was sold to Bristol Mechanical Coal Co. Ltd., going to their Filton Coal Concentration Depot c12/1966. New, the loco had cost £8,918 and its subsequent resale price was £2,925.
By March 1990 the loco reappeared at Marston’s, having been brought back for display.
Later, No.4 went to Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Staveley, Derbyshire and saw a little use there before arriving at Chasewater.
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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.
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Baguley 0-4-0 Diesel Mechanical 3410/1955
This is the latest locomotive to come into the Heritage Centre, taking the place of Bass No.5, which is going to be used in the Industrial Gala of September 11th & 12th.
Built with a Gardner type 6L3 engine of 150 brake horse-power and fitted with Wilson Drewry transmission. The original livery was middle green with unusual dark blue buffer beams. The loco was delivered to Marston, Thompson and Evershed Brewery, Burton-on-Trent in February 1955.
The original Marston’s No.4
The name and number plate can be clearly seen on the top photo, but the number 4 is missing on the photo below., although the name is there!
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