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Chasewater Country Park, Brownhills West Station, Pool Lane (Off the A5), Burntwood, Staffs, WS8 7NL
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Made In Staffordshire Gala- May 26th/27th/28th

 

Made in Staffordshire Gala

Timetable now available please click here Gala timetablemay18
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Our Chasewater Railway Made in Staffordshire gala May 26th/27th/28th. 10am-5pm each day.
Details of our loco’s appearing during the gala.over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend “Made in Staffordshire
Steam loco guest is Kerr Stuart & Co. 0-4-0 “Willy” the Well-tank visiting us in its centennial year having been built in Staffordshire in 1918 and Diesel guest is last but one built Bagnall 0-4-0DH built Stafford 1961, number 3207 “Leys”. Thanks to the respective owners for allowing them to visit us.
Home fleet locos representing Staffordshire are Bagnall “Dunlop No.6” and Bagnall “Kent No.2” plus Diesel E E Baguley “Bass no.5” with Bagnall “Myfanwy” availble to view nearing the completion of her restoration.
Museum, Heritage Centre, Tea Room, Model Railway, Gift shops, Bric-A-Brac and more.
Rover Ticket prices for this event are £8.95 Adult, £7.95 Concession, £4.50 Child 3-15yrs and Non working members with valid card, 0-2yrs free. A fantastic value family ticket is £24.95 for 2 adults and up to 2 children. No passes or vouchers valid during the gala and for everyone’s safety strictly no track/shed/signal box access without permission.
For weather & travel updates why not tune into our friends at Cannock Chase Radio FM on 89.6 & 94 FM.
Hope to see you there :)
#familyfun #madeinstaffordshire #daysout #staffordshire #heritagerailway #greatdayout #bankholiday #Cannock #Lichfield #Burntwood #Brownhills #CannochchaseradioStafforshire

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The Sidings Tea Room

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Our tea room at Brownhills West is open seven days a week. We hope to welcome you soon where a warm welcome will await you. Delicious homemade cakes and fresh sandwiches, light and not so light options, choice of hot cold and speciality drinks, breakfast sandwiches, toasties, jacket potatoes, fresh sandwiches, cakes, snacks, ice creams and more. . Our traditional afternoon teas with vintage china are available by pre booking. call us on 01543 452623 Weds-Sun 10am-3pm, visit in person or email hospitality@chasewaterrailway.co.uk .

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Family fun at Chasewater Railway.

With something for all the family you can have a great day out here at Chasewater Railway.

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As well as our heritage Steam and diesel trains featuring a round trip of nearly 4 miles we have regular special events, an Arts Council England accredited museum (Free admission), get up close to the locos and stock in our heritage centre where you may see restoration projects in progress, Model railways, Gift & Model shops, Bric-a-Brac, a traditional style tea room with on a real fire on colder days serving everything from tempting home made cakes, fresh and speciality coffees, teas and hot chocolate, cold drinks, light and not so light snacks, hot and cold fresh sandwiches, breakfast options, cakes, confectionery and Ice Creams, Fresh Milkshakes or for that extra special treat why not try our delicious afternoon teas, go on surprise that special someone or celebrate your special event with us incling birthday parties (please book in advance for these hospitality@chasewaterrailway.co.uk). Groups, meetings, corporate events can be catered for by appointment in our unique surroundings.

Tickets are valid for all trains on the day of purchase (click here for prices) so you can hop on and off to enjoy everything the park has to offer including walks,play area, site of special scientific interest, look for the deer,birds and wildlife and relax by the water’s edge or after visiting us the historic City of Lichfield is a short drive away with its famous triple spired cathedral, shopping, museums and park or the natural beauty of Cannock chase including visitor centre, museum of Cannock Chase and more on our doorstep. Dogs on lead welcome here Station, Train and Tea Room in designated area.

You can check the local weather here Cannock Chase Weather (click to go to thier website) or find out the latest News, Weather and Travel information by tuning into our friends at Cannock Chase Radio FM (click to go to their website) on 94 and 89.6 FM.

In 2016 we were proud to be awarded The Queens Award For Voluntary Services, the highest honour for volunteer groups. We are a Registered Charity No 518516.

Chasewater Railway – More than just a train ride – a great family day out.

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Easter Train Services

We are running trains on the following days during the Easter Holidays. There is something for everyone with our Museum, Model Railway, The Sidings Tea Room, Gift Shops. Tickets valid for all trains on day of purchase.

Diesel, Fri 30th, Sat 31st, Thurs 5th, Sat 7th,Tues 10th,Thurs 12th. Sat 14th

Steam Sun1st,Mon 3rd,Sun 8th,Sun 15th.

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Mother’s Day 11th March 2018

Mother’s Day special

Bring your mother for a free train ride and make the day extra special and treat them to a cream tea in our sidings tea room at Brownhills west (please contact the sidings tea room Facebook page or call Brownhills west station during office hours wed-sun 11:00 – 15:30 for bookings and more details.

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Each mother receives one free rover ticket to travel when their son or daughter purchases a standard ticket, all tickets are valid for travel on all trains during the day of purchase.

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Diesel Gala 24th/25th March 2018

Details of our March Diesel gala on the 24th and 25th March, we will run intensive services including passenger, freight and stock movements during the weekend.

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2018 running season

Details are currently been finalised for 2018 and will appear here as soon as possible. We look forward to welcoming you during the year.



Mince Pie Special Jan 1st 2018

Our annual popular Mince Pie Special on January 1st 2018 will again operate. Come along no need to book and enjoy a mince pie or two welcoming in 2018 with our volunteers. Standard 2018 Fares apply, Adults £6.50, Concession £5.50, Child 3-15yrs £4.50, Family group of 4 (2 Adult or Concession Max) £19.50, Child 0-2yrs and dogs can travel free.

Trains run with an anything goes setup meaning an approximate hourly passenger service between 10:30am and 15:30. In between you may see shunting and freight movements, the home fleet locomotives both steam and diesel will be in action with choices made on the day for that surprise element.

The Museum, Model Railway and gift shops will be open as will The Sidings Tea Room for Hot & Cold Snacks, Drinks & more where a real fire awaits you. (The Sidings Tea Room will then close until late January 2018. This is due to holidays and essential maintenance)

Details of our 2018 running season which starts on March 4th 2018 will be published soon

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Santa specials 2017-Sold Out

All our Santa specials trains for 2017 are currently fully booked however if you would like to call 01543 452623 Weds 20th Dec between 11am and 2pm only please, we will make any late ticket cancellations available. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the team here at Chasewater Railway.



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