I note Chasewater Railway have their 60th Anniversary Gala this spring Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019), with loads of steam and diesel heritage traction and a busier running timetable than normal.
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:
Who’s ready for a fun Bank Holiday? This weekend at Chasewater Railway:
25th & 26th, home fleet 60th Anniversary Gala with passenger trains and demo freight trains.
Timetable for this weekends gala can be seen below – click on any image to see a larger version.
Saturday & Sunday
Locos running are:
2842 Kent No2
2648 Dunlop No6
27876 North British
The Rail trolly trust will be showing off some of their collection in Brownhills yard with a chance to have a short ride on some of the vehicles in the yard.
Monday’s Witches and Wizards event will be the standard timetable with either 2842 or 2648.
All locos and services subject to availability and change.
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.
Images Kindly supplied by Chasewater Railway
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.