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Industrial Gala 2010

Saturday 11th September

The first passenger train of the day pulls into Chasetown, Church Street.  It was hauled by our visitor from Foxfield, Bagnall engine 0-6-0ST 3059/1954 Florence No. 2, named after the colliery of that name.

The day started off dull and showery but improved as time went on.  The afternoon seeing plenty of sunshine.

The latest item of rolling stock to be turned out by the workshop staff was the  ‘Shark’ brake van.

The Gala certainly started well with a fair number of visitors, especially bearing in mind that Saturday is usually the slowest day, so it looks good for Sunday.

The resident locos all were performing well while I was there, although I did not manage to photograph them all, I’ll try again tomorrow – if  ‘Mick the Click’ will give me a couple of minutes off!

Yes I shall be in the museum tomorrow and Godfrey will be looking for your support for his and Jean’s stall on the station.

Talking of tomorrow, the Narrow Gauge will be officially opened.  I believe that Dave has been busy again – we’ll just have to wait and see!

I kept trying to get a good pic of Bass No.5 but Jason kept hiding it!

Two Bagnall girls waiting for the off – Linda and Florence.

Florence No.2 arrives from Foxfield for the Gala 11th 12th September.

If you haven’t been to Chasewater Railway for a while, you won’t have seen either of these locos in action.  They will both be running this weekend, 11th & 12th September, at our Industrial Gala – come and see!

The Bagnall Engine 0-6-0ST 3059/1954 Florence No.2 arrived at Chasewater Railway today, Tuesday 7th September at lunchtime from Foxfield Railway.

Lowering the trailer ready for off-loading.

Nearly ready!

Almost down

Easy when you know how!

Looks smart!

The Narrow gauge is getting ready too!Trains running from 10.00am Saturday and Sunday.

Coming for the Industrial Gala 11th & 12th September

Photo: Kieran H.

Wm Bagnall 3059/1954

0-6-0ST  Florence No.2

A product of William Bagnall, Stafford, this 0-6-0ST works number 3059 of 1954 is one of the four preserved survivors of this standard design of which eighteen were built.  Nine were supplied to the National Coal Board, North Staffs Area, seven to Preston Docks, one to Birchenwood Coking Plant, Kidsgrove and one to the National Coal Board, Leicestershire Area.

The loco has two outside cylinders 16” dia x 24” stroke, has 3’ 6½” wheels and weighs 34 tons.  Three of the North Staffs locos were later fitted with Giesel ejectors (including Florence No.2).

In 1975 the loco was transferred from Florence Colliery to Cadley Hill Colliery, South Derbyshire where she remained until entering preservation in 1978 at the Battlefield Line, Shackerstone.  Sale to a member of the Foxfield railway followed in 1999 and the loco has since been returned to steam and is a regular performer on the 2½ mile Foxfield Railway, near Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire.