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Chasewater Country Park, Brownhills West Station, Pool Lane (Off the A5), Burntwood, Staffs, WS8 7NL
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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.


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.


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.

Santa specials 2017 10th Dec Service Info

To our Santa special customers concerned about the Weather forecast for Sunday 10th December. Firstly thanks for booking, yes we are keeping a close eye and whilst forecast is a likely hood of heavy snow it may yet change (we use Cannock Chase Weather for guidance as they are usually very accurate, see their website and Facebook pages). It takes extreme weather to stop the trains operating safely, a few years ago our Santa trains ran when the modern national network ground to a halt. The biggest potential issue would be the smaller surrounding roads you may have to use on your journey to us which can be a problem for guests and volunteers alike. If we do have any issues we will post on this page and website ASAP. We will offer a choice of options should any service alterations be needed and details will be on website and Facebook as soon as we can but if in any doubt do contact us again before traveling on the day.. hope this helps and that you have a safe and enjoyable time. Kind regards CR



Halloween at Chasewater Railway


Dare you ride our annual ghost train ride…don’t miss out. When they are gone they are gone. Advance booking is open online only… 22282050_1515785368509205_6547976999277262012_n

Christmas 2017

We have been receiving several calls and messages regarding Santa Specials. Please bear with us whilst we make final arrangements. Updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page shortly.

Summer Industrial Gala 2017 – Sept 9/10th

Our Summer Gala takes place on September 9th/10th 10am – 5pm both days. The time table is below.

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  • Adult Day Rover £9.00
  • Concession Day Rover £8.00 (over 65 or registered disabled)
  • Child Day Rover £4.00 (3 to 15 Years)
  • Family Special Day Rover £20.00 (2 adults and up to 2 children)
  • Non-Working Member Day Rover £3.00 (per named member)

Please note children 0-2 years free, 1 essential carer per full paying ticket free, no HRA passes or other voucher is valid at this event. All trains and services are subject to availability and may change as operationally required during this event.

9th & 10th times
Brownhills west passenger and freight departures:
10:15 Helen with freight set (returns with MGR set)
10:30 D2910 with passenger
11:15 2842 with MGR set return with mineral set
11:30 2648 & 2012 with passenger
12:15 D2910 with minerals return with freight
12:30 2842 with passenger
13:15 2012 with small freight return with same
13:30 2648 with passenger
14:15 Hellen with freight return with mgr set
14:30 D2910 with passenger
15:15 2648 with mgr set
15:30 2842 & 2012 with passenger
16:15 D2910 with minerals return with freight
16:30 2648 & 2842 with passengers

Chasewater Heaths to Brownhills west passenger times:
11:05 with D2910
12:05 with 2648 & 2012
13:05 2842
14:05 2648
15:05 D2910
16:05 2842 & 2012
17:05 2648 & 2842

All times and services subject to availability

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