I note Chasewater Railway have a celebration this Sunday (2nd October 2016)of their lovely little green locomotive Teddy with special services, brake van rides, photo opportunities and much more for all the family!
This event will be well worth a look – the Railway is one of our hidden gems, situated at Chasewater Country Park, and is well worth a visit. There will be stuff there for all the family, so please do wander down if you can.
Chasewater Railway had this to say about the event:
Teddy’s birthday timetable!
Sunday 2nd October 2016
Teddy’s brake van rides down the line depart platform 4 (top platform by heritage centre) at 10:45 12:05 14:35
Photos with Teddy on platform 3 (main platform)
Between 13:30 – 14:10
Normal passenger services (standard timetable) to be pulled by other little green loco Colin McAndrew departing Brownhills west at 11:00 12:15 13:30 14:45 16:00 with the 16:00 departure double headed with both Colin and Teddy.
Normal ticket prices apply! Unlimited travel on the day tickets:
Children (3 – 16 & senior citizens) £3:95
Family (two adults two children) £12:95
Under 3’s free.
Please note on arrival at chasetown church street after running round teddy’s brake vans will be locked into the loop with no platform access although you may still remain onboard if you wish, once the normal passenger service arrives at church street teddy will then depart back to Brownhills
(As usual all services and locomotives subject to availability)
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.