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photoblog image Statfold Barn Railway 2/8

Statfold Barn Railway 2/8

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

On 19th.September we joined with two friends and enjoyed a day out at the Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth in Staffordshire.  It is an entirely private railway, built on a farm, and they hold 3 Enthusiasts Days each year when their own, and guest locomotives, run a steady number of trains over the three mile circular route across the fields.

Taken at the only controlled crossing near the station and stabling area this is Paris Baku O&K 0-4-4-0T No.5 on its way down from the watering up to pick up the next train for the ride out in to the country area of the railway.

Statfold Barn Railway 2/8

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

On 19th.September we joined with two friends and enjoyed a day out at the Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth in Staffordshire.  It is an entirely private railway, built on a farm, and they hold 3 Enthusiasts Days each year when their own, and guest locomotives, run a steady number of trains over the three mile circular route across the fields.

Taken at the only controlled crossing near the station and stabling area this is Paris Baku O&K 0-4-4-0T No.5 on its way down from the watering up to pick up the next train for the ride out in to the country area of the railway.

comments (19)

this looks a nice place, great shot of the loco, bet you were glad you were on the invite list
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Derek. You actually send them £8 to purchase an invitation, I suspect it is a system to get round some rule or other.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Feb 2010, 00:27
This is a wonderful image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Feb 2010, 06:39
That's a big system Brian - three miles. Lovely shot!
Brian Walbey: It's a great day out Chris is one likes trains.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Feb 2010, 07:34
If it weren't for the visitors in the background, Brian, you could have fooled me. I love all the steam!
Brian Walbey: These small engines are great fun Ginnie, I have a few more shots of them coming up.
  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA HAMPSHIRE ENGLAND
  • 12 Feb 2010, 07:50
Ace composistion,and presentation.Beautiful capture Brian.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Graham.
Is that Chris (Tiff) Phillips in the background? I do like the enormous lamp on the front Brian.
Brian Walbey: I liked the big lamp as well Chad. I don't think that was Chris, no beard as far as I can make out.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 Feb 2010, 08:04
England must have more steam per capita than any other country, l never get bored with variety though. Great image Brian, l especially like the view of the driver
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony. We have preserved steam locos all over the country of all diffeent sizes.
Fine shot of a great little engine Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bill.
What a superb capture Brian. I love it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
great timing..
like it
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Rob.
Great place to visit, nice shot, its a lovely engine.
Brian Walbey: THanks Linda, I will definitely go again, it is only a few miles from us.
great shot! i like the way the steam or smoke comes out from the bottom of the train. a really great capture
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Charles.
Grand old engines Brian. Love the blowing steam.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Feb 2010, 17:17
The trackwork gives the impression of it being dual gauge; is that right, Brian? The European locos have a very different look and feel to those built in the UK. A fine shot.
Brian Walbey: It is 2'-0" and 2'-6" gauge Alan with a length of standard gauge elsewhere and other smaller gauges round the gardens. Thanks for your comment.
What a lovely old engine! And lovingly cared for, obviously!
Brian Walbey: One of several on the day Tom, I will be posting a few more shots from here in the next few weeks.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 13 Feb 2010, 02:38
Terrific image brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Aussie.
Great little engine Brian, a Mallet no less, very rare type indeed. I've booked the June date for this year so hope to see it in action then.
Brian Walbey: They were all great little engines Les, I will be showing a few more over the next few weeks. We may also go to the June event, I will let you know.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 13 Feb 2010, 17:23
I love trains!! Steam nice touch.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Jennie.
Gorgeous engine Brian - lovely shot
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Pamela.

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