Chasewater Railway – the little gem of a local preserved industrial railway is this Sunday (10th July 2016) staging a Burton Brewery Locomotives Day, which can be combined via a link-up heritage bus service with the Aston Manor Transport Museum open day in Aldridge, for a total transport blowout!
Brian Marks told me on Facebook:
If you have time you can combine Brewery Loco Day with the Transport Museum Open Day, but note Loco Day is held at Brownhills West Sation – but you can get the heritage train to/from Chasewater Heaths station where you can get a connecting bus to/from Aldridge Transport Museum.
On the steam passenger service will be a locomotive that has arrived on extended loan from our good friends at Pontypool and Blaenavon railway called Rosyth and this will be its first appearance outside of Wales.
So another bonus to visiting oh – and some beer will available on the train.
Chasewater Railway is a wonderful attraction with regular passenger services at weekends and during school holidays, featuring two excellent cafes and a fascinating museum that chronicles not just railway history, but that of our area and industry.
The whole thing is staffed by helpful and friendly volunteers who are always ready to chat and talk about the railway and rolling stock.
At Brownhills west station there are also a lovely model railway, plus a couple of great vintage and collectible stalls. The railway itself has a shop selling books, rail models, toys and other merchandise.
Please do pop down if you haven’t already – Chasewater Railway really isn’t pushed enough; it’s wonderful.
You can check their website here – trains run this and every weekend from 11am to 4pm with the museum, cafes and stations open earlier.