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275 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004 Part 2 – From the Board Room

275 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004 Part 2 – From the Board Room

275 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004
Part 2 – From the Board Room

Board Room 1Board Room 2Board Room 3Board Room 4Pic Back CoverThe Beattie Well tank at Chasewater Heaths towards sunset

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Chasewater Railway Museum - an old favourite from Hednesford

Chasewater Railway Museum – an old favourite from Hednesford

Chasewater Railway Museum An old favourite from Hednesford

We recently paid our first visit to the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley, and after our first train ride it was a most enjoyable day.   I had heard the the Midland Royal Saloon had been restored there and was delighted to find it looking quite superb.

It was withdrawn from service in 1963 and was purchased by the Railway Preservation…

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Some Early Lines - Old Railway Companies - Mid-Wales Railway

Some Early Lines – Old Railway Companies – Mid-Wales Railway

Some Early Lines Old Railway Companies Mid-Wales Railway

Mid Wales Railway RhyaderRhayader (Mid-Wales Railway) lost its train service (officially) on 31 December 1962, an event perhaps foreshadowed by the right-hand poster on the end wall, headed ‘TRANSPORT ACT’ which was possibly giving notice of closure. Prospects for the station seemed as dismal as the weather.

Llanidloes StnLlanidloes station, with southbound Mid-Wales line train

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274 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004 Part 1 – Editorial

274 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004 Part 1 – Editorial

274 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004
Part 1 – Editorial

Front CoverEditorial 1Editorial 2Pic Beattie causeway

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Chasewater Railway Museum - Latest Acquisition
Chasewater Railway Museum Latest Acquisition

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An acquisition from the Great Central Railwayana Auction at Bloxham on Saturday 16th August, 2014 was the worksplate off Baguley 3410 of 1955, the ex Marston, Thompson and Evershed Ltd four coupled 150 hp diesel locomotive which resides at Chasewater.
The plate sold was from the collection of the late Keith Buckle of Solihull, whose fine collection is…

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Views seen on a visit to London, 2014, a set on Flickr.
Canal News - Alvecote, Market Drayton & Alrewas

Canal News – Alvecote, Market Drayton & Alrewas

Canal News Annual Alvecote Working Boat gathering A Boat Trip on the Coventry Canal

A Boat Trip on the Coventry Canal

23 Aug 2014
1100 am – 8:00 pm
Address
Samuel Barlow
Robeys Lane
Alvecote
Near Tamworth
Staffs
B78 1AS

Head to the boat gathering at Alvecote Marina on the Coventry Canal, with stalls and entertainment galore.
Attractions will include historic working boats from the Narrowboat Trust, live music, a beer festival,…

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Lichfield News - Food Festival and Bike Ride

Lichfield News – Food Festival and Bike Ride

Lichfield News  Food Festival and Bike Ride Lichfield Food Festival Market and Pop Up Cookery Demos

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Festival goers will be spoilt for choice with the wide range of food and drink stalls and pop up cookery demonstrations at Lichfield Food Festival Market.
This year’s Lichfield Food Festival Market will take place on the Market Square, and will extend to surrounding streets and through Three…

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Railway Miscellany - Railroads Create the First Time Zones - St. Paul Union Depot, Seven Years After Closing

Railway Miscellany – Railroads Create the First Time Zones – St. Paul Union Depot, Seven Years After Closing

Railway Miscellany November 18, 1883: Railroads Create the First Time Zones

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On this day in 1883, American and Canadian railroads began using four continental time zones. This stemmed from schedulers’ confusion transporting passengers across thousands of local times. Most towns in the United States had their…

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Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era - 1939 3-Cylinder 4-6-0 - Great Southern Railway

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era – 1939 3-Cylinder 4-6-0 – Great Southern Railway

Steam Locomotives of a Leisurely Era
1939 3-Cylinder 4-6-0
Great Southern Railway No.801 as running in 1948.

No.801 as running in 1948.

Three engines built in 1939 for working the heaviest expresses over the main line between Dublin and Cork. They were named after the Queens of Ireland, No.800 ‘Maeve’, 801 ‘Mocha’ and 802 ‘Tailte’, and were destined to be the last new conventional steam locomotives constructed for the GSR…

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