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


Santa Special Announcement Due to more stringent fire regulations, and from a survey carried [..]

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Our next event is :-  October 7th & 8th – Coal train weekend,  October [..]

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Category Archives: News

Here you can read about all the latest goings-on at Chasewater Railway and railway news. To keep up-to-date with all that’s going on at the railway, why not join the Chasewater Railway Newsletter?

Santa specials 2017 Announcement

Santa Special Announcement

Due to more stringent fire regulations, and from a survey carried out by a consultant, we have had to take the decision not to use the Heritage Centre for Santa’s grotto this year. This has meant a complete rethink on how we do Santa Specials and our volunteers have been working day and night to come up with a solution.

This year Santa will see the children on the train as we meander through the beautiful Chasewater Country Park setting. Santa’s helper will give the presents out whilst Santa talks to the children. This means there will be no more queuing in the cold! As normal all trains will be steam hauled, subject to availability, and the whole train will be festively decorated and heated for everyone’s comfort and enjoyment. The train ride will take approximately an hour giving Santa the opportunity to talk to all the children. Our vintage themed tea room will be open for you to purchase light refreshments and hot & cold drinks with a roaring coal fire burning in the grate. There will be festively themed decorations in and around the station building with plenty of opportunities for photos and selfies!

Full details of 2017 Santa Specials. Booking will go live online at midday on Monday 16th October. Booking in person from Wednesday 18th at 10am. We apologise for the delay, this is beyond our control as we are waiting for the online payment provider to be linked in with our booking system. Please be patient with our volunteers who are doing their very best. We look forward to welcoming you this Christmas.2017-21 SANTA FLYER 2017-21 SANTA FLYER2


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

Kids Go Free August Mid Weeks

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During the school holidays, kids go free on our mid week school holiday specials! Tuesdays and Thursdays only throughout August. 1 child free per full fare paying adult. With a heritage train, a tea room, a fully accredited museum and gift shops to enjoy, there’s something for everyone young and old at Chasewater Railway.

Trains depart Brownhills West at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm and 2.45pm

All trains subject to availability/ alteration please check our Facebook page on the day or phone us before travelling.

Loco news -Bagnall “Kent No.2” returns

We are pleased to announce the return of W G Bagnall of Staffordshire locomotive 0-4-0st Kent No.2 of 1946. The locomotive is on long term loan to us courtesy of the Civil family and our friends at Foxfield Steam Railway. Come down and see the popular red engine soon and will also be paired with our other Bagnall 0-4-0st the slightly larger Dunlop No.6 during our upcoming gala in September.


BHW Model Shop Sale


Thomas Hornby – £31.00
Percy Hornby – £29.00
R3784 Railroad Mallard DCC Fitted – £74.95…
R3497 Railroad Deltic DCC Ready – £54.95
R3393TTS Railroad Class 47 TTS – £65.00
R2882 SDJR Railroad – £27.99
R3283 Railroad Bagnall Shunter – £27.99
32-993 Bachmann Wickham Trolley Yellow – £67.99
32-994 Bachmann Wickham Trolley Maroon – £67.00

Hurry whilst stocks last, please phone or email if travelling a distance to avoid disappointment. Tel 01543 452623 or email

Model shop open Wednesday to Sunday 10 til 3 at Brownhills West Station, Chasewater Country Park, WS8 7NL

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Annual Charities Day 2017

Sunday August 6th 2017 is our Annual Charities Day, We give the railways facilities so our fellow local charities and organisations join us to raise awareness of their project whilst some will sell crafts, goods and traditional fund raising aid of their cause.


Announcement – Steve Organ

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our President and former Chairman Steve Organ AKA Clippy. Steve had been ill for a long tie but unfortunately he lost his battle earlier this week.

Steve will be sadly missed here at Chasewater Railway and the Trustees and volunteers would like to say a huge thank you for everything he contributed during the many years of hard work and dedication to the railway he was so passionate about .

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(Photos Chasewater Stuff & Oakparkrunner)

Mabel’s vintage fair – July 23rd

Mabel’s vintage carriage host a vintage fair at Chasewater railway on Sunday July 23rd 2017 11am-4pm .

Diesel Trains run to our usual timetable 11:00, 12:15, 13:30,14:45 & 16:00


For more information please see Mabel’s Facebook page  or visit their shop at Brownhills West station open most weekends. The railway can only help with train related enquiries .



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