Category Archives: Railway News

Chasewater Railway 2016 March Industrial Gala

Chasewater Railway 2016 March Industrial Gala

Chasewater Railway Gala March 5th & 6th

The new season starts here!


Rudyard Lake Steam Railway – A new beginning!

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway 

A new beginning!


Photo by Val Daft


Rudyard Lake Steam Railway

A Staffordshire Moorlands tourist attraction has reopened under new ownership.

The Post & Times reported last month that Rudyard Lake Steam Railway had been sold to Simon Clarke, who has taken on the lake side attraction under the newly formed company of Leek and Rudyard Railway Limited.

Mr Clarke, who lives in Rudyard, has plans to bring extra lines and equipment from a railway which he had previously purchased from Scotland.

He added: “We are now closed until February half-term during which time there will be some building ground works carried out at the railway ahead if some of improvements planned for this year.

“For the remainder of the year we have several special events including a Diesel Gala in April and a Steam Gala in September, both of which will have guest engines at the railway for the whole weekend.

“Our other major change for 2016 is that Platform 2 Cafe is open whenever the railway is running. We hope this enhances everyone’s visit to the railway.”

Very best wishes to Mr. Clarke and the Leek & Rudyard Railway Ltd.


Photo by Val Daft

The link is to a number of photos taken at the railway on a visit with my (sadly late) dog Ellie in 2011.

On The Right Tracks – Bantock House Museum

On The Right Tracks

Bantock House Museum
22 January 2015 – 10 May 2015

This exhibition explores the city’s involvement in the growth of the railways.

800px-Wolverhampton_Low_Level_'Inter-City'_geograph-2897865-by-Ben-BrooksbankThe ‘Inter-City’ arrives at Wolverhampton Low Level.
View SE, towards Birmingham and the South: ex-GW London etc. – Birmingham – Chester etc. main line. Main line services here ended in 3/67 and the station was closed on 6/3/72. Here in 1958 the relatively short-lived ‘Inter-City’, 09.00 from Paddington, has arrived with ex-GW Collett 4-6-0 No. 5032 ‘Usk Castle’ (built 5/34, withdrawn 9/62).
31 March 1958 From Ben Brooksbank
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On The Right Tracks.

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Lions and Wheels (British Railways’ lion emblems, 1949-1964)


Photo of BR Coat of Arms from the Chasewater Railway Museum Collection

lions and wheels (British Railways’ lion emblems, 1949-1964).

Railway News, Rudyard Lake Steam Railway in Staffordshire for sale

Railway News

Rudyard Lake Steam Railway in Staffordshire for sale


The Rudyard Lake Steam Railway has an asking price of £349,950

A miniature steam railway in Staffordshire, including a mile-and-a-half of track, six steam engines, four diesels, 13 carriages, a footbridge, two signal boxes and three stations, has gone up for sale.

The Rudyard Lake Steam Railway has an asking price of £349,950.

The line attracts 40,000 people a year.

One of my favourite places to visit – chasewaterstuff.