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Vol 21 Issue 1           March 2018

Page    4 of 4

Part II     

  Chasewater Railway

             “The Colliery Line”


The Railway grew out of a visionary plan to cover Britain with independent steam railways as early as 1959!

Chasewater Railway operates heritage steam and diesel trains on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year, most Saturdays Easter to October and certain weekdays throughout the summer.

The Railway is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the major visitor attractions within the Walsall, Lichfield & Cannock areas. With its policy of great value fares and membership fees, it offers an excellent day out for families, friends and railway enthusiasts as well as corporate and social hospitality.

The Railway operates passenger trains from its headquarters at Brownhills West to Chasetown Church Street, with intermediate stations at Norton Lakeside and

Chasewater Heaths. A round trip of nearly 4 miles takes about 45 minutes. Day Rover tickets offer unlimited travel on all trains operating on the day of issue.

Chasewater railway has special Galas and events throughout the year and every December Santa visits Chasewater Railway. Why not come along and join in the fun and experience the festive atmosphere on the Colliery Line your local historic heritage railway. Enjoy a ride through the beautiful Chasewater Country Park on the train hauled by one of our vintage engines and then visit Santa in his grotto which his elves have built especially for you.

The railway is mostly run by volunteers, so please check opening times and detailed information on the Chasewater Railway website before your visit.

Other business:

Apologies that our website is not always up to date, our webmaster has been ill. (Just look at page 20. Agghhh!)

We would still like someone to handle publicity for the club – you can do this from home and equally we have trees and buildings needed for “Whartson Hall” if you want to do this from home. You do not need to be a club member to offer these services – you just need time. Please feel free to pass on this newsletter to friends and fellow modellers.



A most welcome addition to the WMNGC ‘stand’ at TINGS 2018 is GreenWood Railway by Philip Hunt.

Another most welcome confirmation for Fellows and Minchin by Jane Minchin.   



Mike Turner and Len Bane have been well enough to attend recent club meetings and it’s great to see them back along with Mr Gibben.

Your editor would like to thank PECO Technical for solving a problem he had with his PECO Smartswitch Controller, they replaced a faulty circuit board completely free of charge, within 5 working days - Great Customer Service, thank you PECO.

Who Knows?

An excellent model by Tony, not quite sure of the scale though… answers on a

postcard - for those that know what a postcard is of course. Ed