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Statfold Barn Railway 4/8

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.

Not only do they run steam locos there but they also have a few diesels. This is a 2'6" gauge diesel mechanical loco built in 1971 for the hot strip mill at Shotton Steelworks in north Wales. It is based on a Hudswell-Clarke mines design, with the addition of a large cab.

 

Statfold Barn Railway 4/8

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.

Not only do they run steam locos there but they also have a few diesels. This is a 2'6" gauge diesel mechanical loco built in 1971 for the hot strip mill at Shotton Steelworks in north Wales. It is based on a Hudswell-Clarke mines design, with the addition of a large cab.

 

comments (17)

another great capture here
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 3 Mar 2010, 07:15
never seen anything like this Brian. My education continues
Brian Walbey: Live and learn Tony, I reckon we do that every day on SC.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Mar 2010, 07:33
I like how you have the two coming and going, Brian. smile
Brian Walbey: The old and the not so old side by side Ginnie.
A purposeful looking machine Brian!
Brian Walbey: It certainly went very well Bill.
Nice image - although it is not any badger I know.

Is the air hoses on the front to pump up its own tyres? smile
Brian Walbey: I don't really know what the hoses are for Brian, it has gor stripes like a Badger though smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Mar 2010, 09:16
Wonderful Brian: and that looks like brunswick green too
Brian Walbey: Brunswick Green, shades of the old Chris.
Boys will be boys and nothing is going to change that.
Brian Walbey: The boys here were having a great time Chad.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Mar 2010, 11:11
Good capture
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
Not as pretty as the steam enginessmile Still a good shot though smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda.
Great capture Brian. I like the contrast here!
Brian Walbey: The old and not so old together Richard.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Mar 2010, 13:04
Not quite appeal (for me) of the steam loco but I know that they are very useful and are instantly available, not needing hours to raise steam.
Brian Walbey: It is actually quite a good running diesel Alan, it just provided a bit of contrast with the steam locos.
Good day Brian,I bet you had lots of fun wondering around the yard were these locomotives were,thay look like boys toys and lots of fun.
Brian Walbey: It was a real boys day out Cheryl although our wives did enjoy the outing as well.
You posted it late but this look awesome...why will you hide such great photos for months ..lol..nice looking for next photos
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment.
Big enough to get inside then Brian..Sensible!..Good one.
Brian Walbey: Ye sits quite a big diesel for a narrow gauge machine Ron.
a great piece of equipment! the coils make me think it has been rigged up like in Back to the Future smile
Brian Walbey: I don't quite know what the coils are for Charles, I will ask next time I go.
Even industrial diesels can be interesting Brian, I can imagine this at Shotton amongst the furnaces.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Les and this should be there when you go in June,
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Mar 2010, 22:45
Drool....
Gorgeous shot, Brian. I especially like how you squeezed in that other loco.
Brian Walbey: I couldn't have asked for then to be lined up much better Ray.

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