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The Chasewater Transport Show – 2012

The Chasewater Transport Show – 2012

This year’s Show seemed busier than ever, well done to the organisers, the weather fine but not as warm as usual.

It was nice to see alot of the regular exhibits again, along with some not seen at Chasewater before.

The reservoir stil has a long way to go to fill up!

There was lots for the visitors to do –

When they had een round the show, a lot of the visitors walked a little farther into the park and called in the Chasewater Railway, first to the Narrow Gauge,

Then the Museum and Heritage Centre and across to the platform, where 2 small traction engines were attracting a lot of attention.

A few days before the show, the Railway had three Hunslet locos in the yard – a good old steamie and two diesels, one of which is now at a steel works in South Wales

On Platform 1, the Tri-Rail Shop is now selling G Scale models for anyone who wants Thomas and Friends running round the garden – call in and have a look!

Also on Platform 1, the ever-improving model railway was in full flow – as it is each Sunday.

The Museum was very popular – showing the latest exhibits!!

The Chasewater Railway Model Railway Group and two Exhibitions

The Chasewater Railway Model Railway Group and two ExhibitionsA stroll along the platform and a turn towards the Tri Rail shop takes you to Platform 1 and the much improved Bric-a-Brac shop and the Model Railway coach. The Model Railway Group is still using whatever funds are available to improve and extend the rolling stock.

Now, at the end of October, looking towards Christmas and the Santa Specials with 2 layouts in the Heritage Centre. One will be a small ‘00’ gauge and the other, a more extensive ‘G’ gauge layout, the base for which is now being put together.

Coming very shortly, the Burton Modelrailex 2011,

November 6th 2011 at Burton Albion FC, Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way Burton-on-Trent, DE13 0AR.

Full details below:Later in November comes the big one at the NEC – Warley National 2011,  Sat and Sun 19th and 20th

Chasewater Railway News – Easter 2011

Chasewater Railway News – Easter 2011

 In spite of the Railway not being able to cross the causeway (due to circumstances entirely beyond their control), there was still plenty of activity at Chasewater over the weekend.  ‘Linda’ and ‘Asbestos’ were both in steam running to the causeway and back and giving brake van rides, and the Hunslet was in action shunting at times.  Easter Monday saw an Easter Egg Hunt well organised and run by the Junior Section and judging by the number of parents and children about this seems to have been well supported – grand job!In the Heritage Centre the W59444 carriage is nearing completion with the reupholstered seats now in place – very smart!I popped in to see the Model Railway Group again this week; it’s good to have it running regularly although with one or two slight hitches at the moment.  I would imagine that the problems will start to get sorted out when the Bank Holiday Season is over.  I must admit that I look forward to the time when more model steam engines are running – my personal preference over diesel, sorry.In the Museum there have been a couple of new additions – a Block Instrument with bell box, LNER origin and a new brick for the collection of colliery bricks.  This was an anonymous donation of a Bretby Colliery brick – I must admit that I didn’t know where Bretby Colliery was so it was duly ‘googled’ and found to be in South Derbyshire – I was also surprised to see a photo of one on ‘flickr’!

Chasewater Model Railway

I was wandering around the Brownhills West station complete with camera when it occured to me that I had not seen the model railway on Platform 1 for a while.There were a couple of model diesel trains in action.The layout has developed since the last time that I saw it – its looking good at the moment, well worth a visit!  Should be running this Sunday at the Charity Day on the railway.