Category Archives: Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces

285 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2005 Part 5 – Loco Shed News, Fleet Changes, Narrow Gauge, Kitsons

285 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces,
From Chasewater News – Autumn 2005,
Part 5 – Loco Shed News, Fleet Changes, Narrow Gauge, Kitsons

Loco shed newsFleet ChangesNG 1NG 2Kitson05278 Coppice Coll. No.2 0-6-0ST Kitson 5358-1921When this loco (5358 – 1921) went into NCB ownership the name ‘Thomas’ was removed.

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284 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces, From Chasewater News – Autumn 2005, Part 4 – The Opening of the By-Pass

284 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Autumn 2005
Part 4 – The Opening of the By-Pass

Opening of the Bypass 1Pic opening bypass 1Pic opening bypass 2Pic opening bypass 3Pic opening bypass 4

283 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces, From Chasewater News – Autumn 2005, Part 3 – The Steam Crane

283 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Autumn 2005
Part 3 – The Steam Crane

Steam crane

Crane textSteam craneTaylor & Hubbard 10 ton capacity steam crane – No. 330274

The crane is a 6 wheel self-propelled steam crane built in Leicester by Taylor & Hubbard in 1945 for the LNER. During the course of its working life it has been assigned several identification numbers – LNER 274 – 80/015 – DE330274.

It was fitted with its current Spencer Hopwood boiler in 1951, which has a working pressure of 120psi. The crane weighs about 50 tons in working order and has a 40 foot jib. It was built as a permanent way crane and is to be used for the same job at Chasewater, as well as boiler and other heavy lifting duties.

Pic Crane 1Pic Crane 2Pic Crane 3Pic Crane 4Pic Crane RSPic Crane RS 2Back cover crane

Six photos of the crane during restoration, including 2 taken by Roger Shenton – I don’t know who took the others, or the one of the completed crane in action at Chasewater Heaths.

282 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces, From Chasewater News – Autumn 2005, Part 2 – More Chairman’s Notes

282 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Autumn 2005
Part 2 – More Chairman’s Notes

Back coverCN 5 HRA AwardCN 6 B&PCN 7 B&PCN 8 B&PPic Crew

Don’t I remember an old saying about a rose…?

281 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces, From Chasewater News – Autumn 2005, Part 1 – Chairman’s Notes

281 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Autumn 2005
Part 1 – Chairman’s Notes

Front coverCN 1 WeardaleCN 2 CWH CafeCN 3 Madeley SBCN 4 Managerial

280 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces, From Chasewater News, – Autumn 2004 Part 7 – Railways of Cornwall

280 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004
Part 7 – Railways of Cornwall

Carnon_Viaduct_-_FGW_150126_above_Mineral_Tramways_TrailFirst Great Western’s 150126 crosses the Carnon Viaduct on the Maritime Line in Cornwall. The cycle path below is the coast-to-coast Mineral Tramways Trail.
Date 19 May 2013 Author Geof Sheppard
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The final part from the magazine of Autumn 2004

Railways of Cornwall 1Railways of Cornwall 2Railways of Cornwall 3

279 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004 Part 6 – On Line, Photography, ‘Griffin’ Specification.

279 – Chasewater Railway Museum Bits & Pieces
From Chasewater News – Autumn 2004
Part 6 – On Line, Photography, ‘Griffin’ Specification.

On LineGriffin SpecPhotography