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Service reminder and update 13th/14th We would like to remind everyone that there is [..]

Who’s been good this year so far? He’s making his list already…… Santa is [..]

Events

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

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Service reminder and update 13/14th July brewery day

Service reminder and update 13th/14th

We would like to remind everyone that there is no train service this Saturday (13th) and the museum will be closed while we prepare and shunt for brewery day.

Unfortunately due to a fault with worthington No21’s clutch she will not be able to operate on Sunday. Bass No5 & Marstons No4 will provide shunting demos in the yard as planned with red bagnall 2842 hauling the passenger service.

Sunday will be normal prices & the normal service timetable with departures at:
11:00, 12:15, 13:30, 14:45, 16:00



Santa Specials 2019 – Tickets now on sale

Who’s been good this year so far? He’s making his list already…… Santa is coming back to Chasewater Railway in 2019. Tickets are available to book NOW. Simply follow www.ticketsource.co.uk/chasewater-railway and book yours today!BOOK HERE

#santaspecials  #chasewater #steamrailway #chasewaterrailway #santa



Vintage stalls and crafts 28th July 2019

Come along to our Vinatage and Craft fair on Sunday 28th July 2019. For more information, or to book a stall, please email commercial@chasewaterrailway.co.uk

#vintage #crafts #steamtrains #chasewater



2019 Events & Running Dates

2019 Runnings Dates Listing

March

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

April

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

May

4th/5th/6th -Bank Holiday Weekend – Standard Summer Timetable
11th -Standard Summer Timetable
12th – 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

June

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

August

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

September

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

October

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

 

 





60TH Anniversary Weekend 25th/26th May 2019

Celebrating 60 years since the Railway Preservation Society (West Midlands District) got together in 1959 to plan a project to form what eventually was to became the Chasewater Railway. You can read more of our history by clicking here http://www.chasewaterrailway.co.uk/about-us/our-history/. Bring the family and come along and celebrate with us .

Timetable for this weekends gala.

Saturday & Sunday
Locos running are:
2842 Kent No2
2648 Dunlop No6
3211 Myfanwy
27876 North British

Monday’s witches and wizards event will be the standard timetable with either 2842 or 2648.

All locos and services subject to availability and change.




Service announcement May 12th-Teddy Bears Picnic

Sadly due to circumstances beyond our control the event planned for May 12th – Teddy Bears Picnic has been cancelled, please accept the railway’s apologies for any inconvenience caused.



Coal Train Weekend …News Update

Some surprises have appeared in time for our coal train weekend, all the details of the weekend are here . We look forward to welcoming you and don’t forget your camera or phone.

Coal train weekend 6th & 7th April

Adult £9.50
Concession £8.50
Child 2-16 years £4.50
Family £23.50
Members £3.50 (on production of a valid membership card)
Children under 2 free per paying adult.

10am-5pm both days



Coal Train Weekend – Littleton event 6th/7th April 2019

With an intensive passenger service and demonstration coal trains recreating coal haulage in the area, this year we remember Littleton colliery after its closure 25 years ago, with visiting guest locomotive YEC No2748, stands from local mining museums, tales from ex miners at Littleton colliery and more.
Did you or do you know anyone who used to work at Littleton? Then this weekend will be perfect to remember parts of how it used to be and you may even run into some old familiar work colleges.

Coal train weekend 6th & 7th April timetable and prices.

Adult £9.50
Concession £8.50
Child 2-16 years £4.50
Family £23.50
Members £3.50 (on production of a valid membership card)
Children under 2 free per paying adult



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)