Chasewater Railway Museum and Other News
This coming weekend, March 19th & 20th, sees the first event of our 2011 calendar – the Spring Gala. In spite of the sad absence of RSH Nechells No.4 from the running locos, there will still be plenty going on during both days.The Narrow Gauge will be getting a good workout along the perimeter fence on the far side of the Heritage Centre.M24006 Mk1 SK 2nd. Came to Chasewater Railway from Shackerstone – formerly at West Somerset RailwayInside the Heritage Centre there have been a couple of changes, the Mark 1 coach – M24006 has been brought in for assessment and the Fowler diesel loco has come in from the cold, with Bass No.5 on duty in the Brownhills West yard, and the Hunslet diesel 6678 will be at Chasewater Heaths.Fowler 0-4-0 Diesel loco 4100013/1948. New to Garrington’s Ltd. of Bromsgrove, came to Chasewater 23-4-1994 (Pictured with DL7 by Nigel Canning)
The first train will leave Brownhills West at 10.15am, and the last at 16.00pm. The first train from Chasewater Heaths back to Brownhills West will leave at 10.57am, and the last passenger train at 16.40pm.Full details on the website – www.chasewaterrailway.orgAmong visitors to Chasewater later in the year will be the MG Car Club.A nice MGA parked on the platform last Sunday, March 13th.
For the latest news and explanation as to the happenings at Chasewater, the BBC paid a visit last week with John Craven talking about the work to the reservoir dam. This will be shown in ‘Countryfile’ on BBC1 next Sunday, 20th March at 7.00pm (after you get home from the Gala!).