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Running Saturday 16th April – Baguley 3410/1955

Baguley 3410/1955

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.

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.

Chasewater Railway Spring Gala

The North British diesel loco preparing to shunt the coal train in the morning sun.

The weekend of March 19th & 20th saw the long-awaited Spring Gala of Chasewater Railway.  Lots of people in the Saturday morning sunshine got the Gala off to a good start.The Narrow Gauge was kept busy on both days – proving very popular.

I didn’t get the chance to leave Brownhills West this year but from what I was able to see, there was plenty going on all day, both days.

Barclay Colin McAndrew heading passed Baguley Bass No.5 into the bay platform.

With the back gate open and the Narrow Gauge running, our visitors got round to the Heritage Centre and Museum without crossing the track and in large numbers.
The Hunslet No.6678 on the front of the coal train.
The Museum has a great day in the Saturday sunshine, breaking the attendance record.  Sunday morning started more slowly, not to mention colder with more cloud, but as the day went on more and more visitors found their way over and we broke the attendance reacord again!!  Por old Mick had to change clicking action fron his thumb to his finger!!  Good to have him back.The Baguley Loco, Bass No.5 ready for action – with what’shisname looking out!
The Hunslet with the 08 in the background
Asbestos coming into Brownhills West.
A busy scene in Brownhills West station – the passenger train has just been brought in by Asbestos and the coal train is moving out past the Hunslet, pulled by the 08.
Bagnall Loco Linda running round between the Hunslet and the Baguley.
Barclay 1964 bringing a passenger train into Brownhills West.
Popular ride!
Like a caged lion!!  He’s the only one who can get in and out comfortably!
Gets everywhere!  Like a rash!!

Heritage Centre Latest


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!