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Chasewater Country Park, Brownhills West Station, Pool Lane (Off the A5), Burntwood, Staffs, WS8 7NL
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We are delighted to announce we have been awarded the 2019 Heritage Railway Association [..]

2019 Runnings Dates Listing March 10th/17th/24th – Winter timetable 30th- Volunteers Day- Saturday timetable [..]


2019 Runnings Dates Listing March 10th/17th/24th – Winter timetable 30th- Volunteers Day- Saturday timetable [..]

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2019 Heritage Railway Association Awards – WINNER

We are delighted to announce we have been awarded the 2019 Heritage Railway Association award for Carriage & Wagon. This is for the restoration of the ex Littleton colliery brake van. The award means a lot to volunteers and recognises the hard work that goes into railway preservation.

Photos D.Sealey/B.Marks (spelling mistake on plaque will be rectified by the HRA)

2019 Events & Running Dates

2019 Runnings Dates Listing


10th/17th/24th – Winter timetable
30th- Volunteers Day- Saturday timetable tbc
31st- Mothers Day- Winter timetable


6th/7th – Coal Train Weekend- Littleton Theme Timetable tbc
14th -Standard Summer Timetable
16th/18th -Standard Midweek Timetable
19th/20th/21st/22nd -Easter Weekend/Bank hols Standard Summer Timetable
25th -Standard Midweek Timetable
27th/28th -Standard Summer Timetable


4th/5th/6th -Bank Holiday Weekend – Standard Summer Timetable
11th -Standard Summer Timetable
12th – Teddy’s Bear Picnic – Standard Summer Timetable
18th/19th -Standard Summer Timetable
25th/26th – 60th Anniversary Gala – Special Timetable TBC
27th – Witches & Wizards Bank Holiday –Standard Summer Timetable
30th- Standard Midweek Timetable


1st/2nd -Standard Summer Timetable
15th -Standard Summer Timetable
16th -Fathers Day/ 1940’s theme – Standard Summer Timetable
22nd- Volunteers Day- Saturday timetable tbc
23rd -Standard Summer Timetable
29th/30th -Standard Summer Timetable

July 6th/7th -Standard Summer Timetable
14th – Brewery Locomotives Day – Standard Summer Timetable
20th/21st – Standard Summer Timetable
25th – Standard Midweek Timetable
27th – Standard Summer timetable
28th – Chasewater Railway’s vintage & crafts Fayre


4th -Standard Summer Timetable.                                                                                                                                      11th – Annual Charities Day – Standard Summer Timetable
6th/8th/13th/15th/20th/22nd – Standard Midweek Timetable
24th/25th – Bank Holiday Weekend – Standard Summer Timetable
26th – Princess & Pirates Day – Standard Summer Timetable


1st – Standard Summer Timetable
8th – Railwayana Fair tbc – Standard Summer Timetable
14th/15th – Standard Summer Timetable
21st/22nd – Standard Summer Timetable
29th – Standard Summer Timetable


6th – Standard Summer Timetable
12th/13th – Moving The Goods – Timetable tbc
20th – Standard Summer Timetable
25th/26th Halloween Specials – Timetable tbc
27th – Standard Winter Timetable
29th/31st – Standard Midweek Timetable

November & December – Dates tbc Pre Booked Santa Specials / Twixmas running / NYD Mince Pie Special

All subject to availability or alteration E&OE



2019- Happy New Year

We would like to wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. From all the volunteers here at Chasewater railway. We hope to see you during our 2019 operating season full details of which will be published soon.

Thank you, 2018 Season

We have finished the 2018 regular timetabled trains for this year. Next non book service is Jan 1st 2019.

The trustees and volunteers would like to thank all who have supported us again this year in any way and we hope to see you for our Santa specials or during 2019 with an exciting program of special events and regular train services.


Winter timetable changes

Service update 9/10/18

Please note we are now operating to our winter service timetable which means means there is no standard Saturday service and services on Sundays run at the following times (No 4pm departure) :-

Confirm from Brownhills West effective 14/10

11am,  12:15pm, 1:30pm and 2:45pm only. 

From Chasewater Heaths

11:45am, 1:00pm, 2:15pm, and 3:30pm

Thank you on behalf of the Operations department.

Coal Train weekend

Our Coal Train weekend features our unique MGR wagon rake, Mineral wagons and shunting demonstrations. Saturday will be diesel day and Sunday will be a mix of both steam & diesel locomotives. Standard fares apply, see special timetable will be posted below. More details will be added when available. Please note Bagnall Myfanwy is still undergoing overhaul and may not be able to appear if not completed on time.

Sat 6th Oct

Sun 7th Oct


Halloween specials Fri26th/Sat27th2018

Update 26/10: 6pm trains sold out both days. Pay on the day availability for 7:15 & 8:00 pm on first come first served basis or call 01543 452623


our popular Halloween specials are back and due to demand this year it will be two nights of spooky goings on, come and ride the ghost train if you dare. Three options 6pm suitable for all, 7:15pm not recommended for very young children. 8:30pm Do you dare?

joins for family fun , why not dress up and enter our fancy dress competition, or just enjoy the spooky happenings, ghouling around all frighteningly good value at just £6.50 each.

Late Summer Gala

Our next event is the late summer gala. Families and enthusiasts alike will enjoy this event which features all available home fleet locomotives operating and visiting guest Willy the well tank, intensive passenger service, brake van rides, freight and coal train demonstrations, accredited museum, model railway(s) , Model & Gift shops, Tea Room and more. Updates will appear here as soon as available.

Ticket prices Adults £8.50, Concessions £7.50 Child (3-15yrs) £4.50, Family of 4(2 adults max) £23.50 . Members (on production of valid card) £3.50 each, Children 0-2 yrs free. (No passes, discount vouchers etc. valid for gala)


Postponed Volunteers Day 4th August

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the volunteers day on 4th August has had to be postponed.

We will confirm a new date as soon as possible.

We apologies for any inconvenience.

Chasewater Railway

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