One for the train buffs out there – Chasewater Railway have their Coal Train event this weekend (Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2019) with a mixture of diesel and steam runnings, demo trains and working plant.
The organisers said:
With an intensive passenger service and demonstration coal trains recreating coal haulage in the area, this year we remember Littleton colliery after its closure 25 years ago, with visiting guest locomotive YEC No2748, stands from local mining museums, tales from ex miners at Littleton colliery and more.
Did you or do you know anyone who used to work at Littleton? Then this weekend will be perfect to remember parts of how it used to be and you may even run into some old familiar work colleges.
Coal train weekend 6th & 7th April timetable and prices.
Child 2-16 years £4.50
Members £3.50 (on production of a valid membership card)
Children under 2 free per paying adult
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, with an intensive passenger service so please do wander down if you can.
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.