Chasewater Railway

  • Nine railways you can enjoy a brew or pint at

    Nine railways you can enjoy a brew or pint at

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    While some heritage lines have yet to recommence their regular train operation, they have reopened their refreshment facilities. If you fancy a day out which also supports a heritage railway – perhaps combining it with a walk or cycle ride – why not call in for a cuppa, a pint or piece of cake or…

  • Waleswood joins Chasewater line fleet

    Waleswood joins Chasewater line fleet

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    HUDSWELL, Clarke 0-4-0ST Waleswood (750/1906) has joined the Chasewater Railway’s operating fleet on long-term loan after more than 30 years out of action. The former Waleswood Colliery locomotive transferred from its restoration base at the Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust to Chasewater on September 1, having spent the last three years undergoing a major overhaul by…

  • Chasewater recalls Littleton Colliery

    Chasewater recalls Littleton Colliery

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    THE Chasewater Railway held an event on April 6-7 to mark the 25th anniversary of the closure of Littleton Colliery.  The pit was located near Cannock, Staffordshire. It closed on December 3, 1993 and was the last working coal mine in the Cannock Chase Coalfield, thus ending deep mining in Staffordshire.  ‘Janus’ 0-6-0DE (Yorkshire 2748 of 1959)…

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