Chasewater diesels
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Geoff’s Rail Diaries
15 April 2023
Hunslet No. 6 shunts What's this doing here? Preserved Pacer At the far end - Chasetown (Church St) No 6 runs round ... and backs up to our train Ready to go View from the leading brake van Passing Chasewater Back to Brownhills West Thomas Hill 'Helen' takes over... Motor-Rail "15099" Demonstration freight A pair of Rustons 2' gauge Motor-Rail - work in progress ...and another Ruston Camouflage! Neilson 'Alfred Paget' - 141 years old In the works: diesels In the works: steam ... with No. 6 at the rear Pacer, and No 6 at the platform 15099 in action Ending as we began, with Myfanwy
Why diesels? A simple answer - unexpectedly, no steam locomotive available. However, they have an interesting selection of diesels - our ‘special’ train (three brakevans, highly appropriate for the Industrial Railway Society) made three runs out to the other end of the line, each behind a different locomotive. Meanwhile, the 103-year-old Motor-Rail (numbered 15099, it is similar to a former LNER/BR machine) performed a number of demonstration
runs for our entertainment, and several other diesel locomotives were in action on the 2’ gauge line. So despite the lack of steam, great fun was had by all (and mercifully, the AGM was short, so well done to the IRS management team!) Links: Industrial Railway Society Chasewater Railway
We'll start with Bagnall 'Myfanwy' At the other end of the scale - 2' gauge Lister