Chasewater Railway Littleton Coal Train event all this weekend

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.

Adult £9.50
Concession £8.50
Child 2-16 years £4.50
Family £23.50
Members £3.50 (on production of a valid membership card)
Children under 2 free per paying adult

An added treat for local transport fans: Godfrey Hucker said ‘On Sunday 7th April, we are over moon to have Harper Brothers bus attending he event, company used to provide buses for Littleton Colliery. 
Thank you to owner for bringing it to event.’

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.

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1 Response to Chasewater Railway Littleton Coal Train event all this weekend

  1. FB Lycett says:

    Pulled a few ton out of Littleton over the years, shovel loaded before the hoppers (remember Steve the yard man with One arm), many an argument about part trucks, tipped a load on the old weighbridge once and got banned, one of the loco drivers, Les I think was a friend of my father, Les also kept a pub on the canal side at Penkeridge, be a lot better if the pits were still working, Ernie the yard man up at 5’s is worth a mention, good old characters, not the best subject, but it was an “interesting” experience at 5’s loading big coal if someone had been taken short on the screens, have a good day all.

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