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Dating bishops stortford

The lads of the day saved their pocket money to buy Ian Allan’s reference books – not to make donations towards some old wooden coach.

However, in those early days of standard gauge preservation, there was little interest shown.

After all, British Railways were still building steam locomotives and Doctor Beeching’s axe had yet to be sharpened.

By 1970, all the stock had been transferred from Hednesford and the depot there closed.

From 1970, regular open days were held and by 1973 the number of steamings had increased, with the Chasewater Light Railway Company being formed to operate the line under licence from the RPS.

The Society had been proud to be represented at the Stockton & Darlington 150th celebrations in 1975 by the restored Maryport & Carlisle coach, but by 1982 things were not going too well at Chasewater.

Vandalism and theft were rife, especially during the time when a Manpower Service Commission programme had been engaged on construction work for a new engine shed and some track work.

In April 1961, the ex-L&NWR Webb Coal Tank, preserved by private subscribers, arrived at Hednesford.