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Foxfield Special

After all the problems a couple of weeks ago I have reposted the two pictures that were not able to be looked at, leading up to my Christmas "specials" from Wednesday to Friday and I promise this will be the last train picture I will post for a while.

One of the most interesting, and smaller, railways in the Midlands is the Foxfield Railway near  Blyth Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent. 

The main function of the railway is the preservation of small industrial locomotives but they do, of course, run a good number of passenger trains.  Part of the uniqueness of this railway is a very steep incline up which the small locos have to work really hard, particularly when they are hauling rakes of preserved wagons, and at the other end of the line is a preserved coal mine which is being turned into a heritage centre which I believe will soon be fully open.

This small railway is well worth a visit and their website is at http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/index.htm

 

Foxfield Special

After all the problems a couple of weeks ago I have reposted the two pictures that were not able to be looked at, leading up to my Christmas "specials" from Wednesday to Friday and I promise this will be the last train picture I will post for a while.

One of the most interesting, and smaller, railways in the Midlands is the Foxfield Railway near  Blyth Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent. 

The main function of the railway is the preservation of small industrial locomotives but they do, of course, run a good number of passenger trains.  Part of the uniqueness of this railway is a very steep incline up which the small locos have to work really hard, particularly when they are hauling rakes of preserved wagons, and at the other end of the line is a preserved coal mine which is being turned into a heritage centre which I believe will soon be fully open.

This small railway is well worth a visit and their website is at http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/index.htm

 

comments (9)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 22 Dec 2008, 01:33
What an idyllic view, Brian, for a train enthusiast! Tracy is from Stoke-on-Trent, so I wonder if she's familiar with this darling station?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, apparently Tracy was only five minutes up the road from here when I went there, mind you I wasn't in SC then, but who knows, one day I might go that way again.
There used to be a lot of these little industrial engines around Brian: but they're all gone now except in places like this
Brian Walbey: That's right Chris, there are several steam centres that rely solely on industrial engines to run their trains. It is actually a pleasant change sometimes from the big main line engines.
I'm always pleased to see your train pictures Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, I've got some more to post but I think I will leave them for a while and dip into my "miscellaneous" folder once again after Christmas.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs England
  • 22 Dec 2008, 09:28
Oh yes Tracy know's where this station is!!! five minutes by car thats how close you were to me Briantonguetonguetongue
Brian Walbey: But I didn't know about you then Tracy, what a shame. If we pass that way again I will let you know.
Another lovely one. I really enjoy you trains shots Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I have a few more to post but I think, having done quite a few lately, I will do something different for the start of the New year, as you will hopefully see.
Great composition Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert for your comment.
They are great fun to ride in. We went on one last September from Swanage to Corfe Castle in Dorset. Nice shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet, the Swanage one is a nice ride, we done it two years ago while we were staying at my brother-in-laws at Poole.
This is a very nice composition, Brain. The way the train sweeps across the frame with the signal box to the left is quite enchanting.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, I think I caught this one in just the right spot.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 22 Dec 2008, 23:20
Such a sharp, clear picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Ellie.

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