Bit late, I know, but it’s a nice day, and the Chasewater Railway Spring Gala is happening all weekend. Headsup to the wonderful Chasewaterstuff, quietly plugging away for Brownhill’s best kept secret. Don’t forget that for the less railway-focussed members of the family, there are two great cafes at the stations at Chasewater and Chasewater Heaths, a fascinating museum and planty of local history ephemera. There’s also the park to look around, and plenty to do and see.
If you’re at a loose end, why not pop on your anorak a go take a look?
Confirmed locomotives in operation:-
W G Bagnall 0-4-0st No. 2842 “No.2” former Kent Power Company locomotive.
W G Bagnall 0-4-0st No. 2648 “Linda” former Dunlop No.6 locomotive.
Robert Stevenson Hawthorn 0-6-0t No.7684 “Nechells No.4” former Nechells power station locomotive.
Hunslet 0-6-0t No.3783 “Darfield No.1” former Darfield colliery locomotive will be appearing as Hunslet 0-6-0t No.1451 “Holly Bank No.3” a long since scrapped local Holly Bank colliery locomotive.
Andrew Barclay 1223 0-4-0st “Colin McAndrew” former contractors locomotive ( Built 1911)
plus heritage diesel locomotive(s) may be seen seen shunting in the yard/station areas.
An intensive service with Passenger and Freight and/or Coal demonstration trains plus a brake van shuttle are planned and possibly a double header special as well as the Narrow Gauge Line (small extra charge), Accredited Museum, new improved Model Railway, Gift shops and Tea Room (Sunday Carvery available £4.95- booking advised 01543 452623 ask for Craig/Jenny The Sidings plus locally made Ice Cream in a full range of flavours including jersey cream & liquorice available at Chasewater Heaths Station).
All locos subject to availability, price for gala tickets Adult £5.95 Child £2.95 (Valid for travel all day) no concessions or HRA passes on gala days.
We look forward to welcoming you to Chasewater Railway soon.