Chasewater Railway 2017 season starts today!

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A hidden gem – a wonderful image from Chasewater Railway’s website.

I’ve noticed that  Chasewater Railway – the little gem of a preserved industrial railway right on our doorstep is re-starting passenger services this weekend after the winter shutdown.

From today, Sunday 5th March 2017, services will run every weekend with a variety of locomotives in use. Today’s rides kick off with a classic diesel service.

Then in a fortnight, across the weekend of 18-19th March 2017, there will be the annual Chasewater Railway Industrial Gala, with a variety of special events, guest locos and an intensive passenger service.

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Always a great event. Click for a larger version.

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 – 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.

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