Minimal steam at Chasewater
Teddy and Colin
© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2016
Geoff’s Rail Diaries
6 March 2016
There were others, of course.
Holly Bank no 3 (formerly Darfield
no 1) and diesels D3429 and D2911
were in action, taking turns on the
coal, freight and passenger trains.
But stars of the show were two of
the smallest standard gauge steam locomotives - Colin
McAndrew (Barclay 1223 of 1911) and Teddy (Peckett
2012 of 1941). Colin is certainly small, but Teddy, with his
2’0” driving wheels, must surely be the smallest in working
It was the “Spring Gala” at
Chasewater, and though the
weather wasn’t very spring-like
(cold and sunny giving way to
cold...), the railway did its best.
The three full-line trains run back
and forth, swapping locomotives at every opportunity,
while Colin and Teddy scuttle along between Brownhills
West and Chasewater Heaths, one at each end of the short
brake van train. It’s all good fun!
Link: Chasewater Railway