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photoblog image Statfold Barn Railway 8/8

Statfold Barn Railway 8/8

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.  This series runs until Christmas Eve and you can find more details about the railway at http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk/

The railway is multi-gauge with the main running line being both 2'-0" and 2'-6" gauge, and there is a short length of standard gauge track plus two smaller gauges round the garden.  These two locos, which have both featured in this series previously, are at the main watering point by the engine shed and are of 2'-0" gauge.


My full set of images from Statfold Barn can be seen at my Flickr site here

Statfold Barn Railway 8/8

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.  This series runs until Christmas Eve and you can find more details about the railway at http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk/

The railway is multi-gauge with the main running line being both 2'-0" and 2'-6" gauge, and there is a short length of standard gauge track plus two smaller gauges round the garden.  These two locos, which have both featured in this series previously, are at the main watering point by the engine shed and are of 2'-0" gauge.


My full set of images from Statfold Barn can be seen at my Flickr site here

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Apr 2010, 01:37
Wonderful shot!

What superb "toys" these things are, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Apr 2010, 06:04
Wonderful shot, I think the 'boys' have fun with these 'toys', I think it is wonderful that a group of people 'save' these engines.
I looked at your archive and you have beautiful pictures again.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid.This was a great day out and only a few miles from us. We will go again I think. Les is going in June so perhaps we might meet him there.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Apr 2010, 06:31
These lovely little engines are a perfect size Brian - and so beautifully turned out too
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Chris, just like big toys.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 1 Apr 2010, 06:44
Obviously very muched loved
Brian Walbey: They were all in fabulous condition Tony.
Love that brown livery - I'll have to pop down and take a look.
Brian Walbey: It wouldn't be too far to run down to Statfold for you Tom. There is a link to their website in the narrative where you can get details of ardering an admission ticket. Les Auld is going to the June opening date.
I never realised how popular these trains are. Nice image Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Linda, this place is very popular, probably because it only opens for three days a year.
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 1 Apr 2010, 16:17
Has it run out of water Brian?
Brian Walbey: It was getting low Chad, but the funny thing was when they had filled the tank the chap on the hydrant couldn't get it to switch off and this poor bloke stood there in the middle of a torrent of water coming out of the hose and tank with a bloody great ever increasing puddle. I didn't have the heart to video it, they sorted it in the end smile
All looking nice and shiny Brian..another good day out then.
Brian Walbey: A great day out Ron, thanks very much.
They look very well cared for Brian. Nice shot
Brian Walbey: They were immaculate Janet.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Apr 2010, 21:47
Lovely, Brian. So much more character then standard gauge, I think. Both look well preserved.
Brian Walbey: All the locos were well looked after Alan, and mainly all foreign as well.
Great shot, but such a pity the sky is rather blown out
Brian Walbey: Thanks Marion, the day was so contrasty hence the sky, but I thought the men, in particular on SC, would like to see these two engines.
I totally understand! But if you are able to do your exposure on the sky first, lock that setting in, and then focus on your composition and release the shutter you would have had the best of both! And no flare in the top of the picture. wink It only takes a second longer, and in PP it is easier to have a great sky and adjust the lighting a bit on the engines than the other way around.

Just a tip, nothing more smile
Brian Walbey: Useful information noted Marion, we had non-photographers with us so I will admit to grabbing shots rather than taking my time in the way you suggest so as not to keep holding them up all the time.
classic...
liking these trains!!
Brian Walbey: I really enjoyed being able to get so close to the engines Rob, I will definitely go back.

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