Ancient internal combustion at Chasewater
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Geoff’s Rail Diaries
10 July 2016
It’s easy to fall into the trap - to think that the diesel locomotive is modern. At Chasewater today, three interesting old locomotives played their part in dispelling that myth. The youngest, the big green and blue Baguley, dates from 1955. The little red/brown (clockwork?) Baguley was built in 1939, and the sit-up-and-beg Planet is 87 years old - built in 1929. They all served their time with Burton brewers - hence the theme for the day. The 12.15 departure was not long gone when we arrived,
allowing plenty of time to watch the antics of the diesels in the yard. We had a ride on the 13.30 out to the other end of the line at Chasetown Church Street, hauled by visitor Rosyth No 1 from Blaenavon - and walked back. It’s a very pleasant stroll, yet its popularity doesn’t seem to cause the resident deer any worries. We’re back at Brownhills West in time to see the 14.45 departure. A quick look at the museum could be followed by tea and cake perhaps? Perhaps not, having seen the queue... Nevertheless, a most enjoyable little outing. Link: Chasewater Railway
Worthington's Kent Con. "Planet" 1612 of 1929 Bass Ratcliff and Gretton's Baguley 3027 of 1939 What shall we do next? Marston, Thompson and Evershed's Baguley 3410 of 1955 Rosyth No1 AB 1385 of 1914 - Chasetown Church Street. Ready to leave Chasetown 21 and brewery wagons 14.45 departure 14.45 departure M&B Leyland Ind Coope and Bass Blue and green Baguley I was a brewery diesel too! Portrait of a Barclay: Rosyth No 1