Michael Fabricant visited the Chasewater Railway today (Sunday 9th July)
and toured the new Heritage Centre, Locomotive Shed and Museum, and the
Engine Shed before taking a ride on the footplate of ‘Asbestos’ which
was built in 1906.
Michael says "Too few people know of the Chasewater Railway which
operates steam and diesel trains on standard gauge track around the
recently restored Chasewater Country Park. The train runs through some
beautiful countryside including areas designated as sites of special
scientific interest by virtue of the wildlife to be found there. A
great idea is to take the steam train from Brownhills West station where
you can leave your car then on to Chasetown Church Street station where
you can ramble back across the country park.
"Thanks to money from the Highways Agency when the M6 Toll was being
built, wonderful facilities have been built and the new stations and
restaurant facilities are well worth a visit."
Photos Show: Michael Fabricant with Guard at Chasewater Heaths station,
On the footplate of Engine ‘Asbestos’, and Starting ‘Asbestos’ by
powering on the Regulator.