It’s a diesel takeover – this weekend!


Diesels may not have the romance of steam but are certainly fun.

Chasewater Railway – the little gem of a preserved industrial railway right on our doorstep is holding it’s annual Diesel Gala this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 24-25th March 2018.

Across the weekend there will be a variety of special events, guest locos and an intensive passenger service. You can ride in a brake van, watch shunting demonstrations, and enjoy a variety of diesel traction.

There will of course be all the usual attractions too – including the wonderful cafes, the model railway, shops and museum.


That’s a lovely looking machine. Image from Chasewater Railway.

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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