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photoblog image Statfold Barn, 2018 - Part 2 1/5

Statfold Barn, 2018 - Part 2 1/5

Open Day - 9th. June, 2018

  Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0PT Alpha (1922)

 

Statfold Barn, 2018 - Part 2 1/5

Open Day - 9th. June, 2018

  Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0PT Alpha (1922)

 

comments (17)

J'aime beaucoup ce petit train.
Brian Walbey: Thet were running several little trains just like this.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Jun 2019, 02:55
It is like a man childe's playething, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Very much so Ray, they were runnibg at leats 12 engines and 8 or 9 trains backwards and forwards.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jun 2019, 06:33
A charming little locomotive
Brian Walbey: One of about 12 they had running, you would love to visit this place, they have lots more in their museum, all of this gauge, shame it's so far away from Bath, it would be a longish drive there and back for a day out.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Jun 2019, 06:37
It doesn't quite look real, Brian. Did you venture?
Brian Walbey: It's real alright Lisl, yes we ventured, they had at least 12 engines and 8 or 9 trains backwards and forwards.
When children of all ages get to play together!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Ginnie, but perhaps dominated by men of a certain age, just like us older fellows on SC, indeed Alan was there for the day and we managed to meet up with him and his friends as we walked around.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jun 2019, 07:39
What a wonderful locomotive that is, Brian.
Brian Walbey: One of about 12 running on the day Astrid, and they have a museum with a lot more restored engines in it, all noarrow gauge like this one.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 24 Jun 2019, 09:11
I take it it’s a male train.
Brian Walbey: Actually for some reason I've never understood steam engines are always referred to as 'she'.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jun 2019, 10:17
A silly thought came to me. This loco is so small, that the control team can push it along if they were to run out of coal. And it is charming at the same time.
Brian Walbey: One of about 12 running on the day, and they have a museum with a lot more restored engines in it, all narrow gauge like this one. I guess it wouldn't take many people to push one of these on the flat, I hope you enjoy the other ones I'm showing up to Friday.
Not quite pocket size what a beauty
Brian Walbey: One of about 12 running on the day, and they have a museum with a lot more restored engines in it, all narrow gauge like this one.
I really ought to pay this place a visit one day. Perhaps when they stop digging up the M5 and M6
Brian Walbey: It's well worth a visit Bill, for you it's M42 nearly all the way apart from that little bit of M5 to start off with. If you ever go we could meet you and Ange there although you have to book in advance, there is no entry on the day without a pre-bought ticket.
Some of the passengers have left their seats and are clinging to the railing, Brian. How fast was this little train going?
Brian Walbey: I must admit to standing outside myself on some of the rides then one can photograph trains going the other way in parts. They don't go very fast, it is all within the fields of a farm, you might find this map of some interest https://statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk/sitemap/
A fine little engine!
Brian Walbey: All of the locos they have there are fine little engines Tom, they had about 12 in steam that day.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jun 2019, 15:17
She is the first- an Alpha lady, although she looks a bit like a toy railway, but i see tall people.
Brian Walbey: It is a narrow gauge railway Philine so everythign is a bit smaller. I've heard of the 'Alpha Male' but I don't know if there is an equivalent for a female smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jun 2019, 15:20
A lovely little engine.
Brian Walbey: Great isn't it.
i like these restored narrow rail locomotives Brian... nice composition on the curve in the tracks....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, that had abot 12 in steam that day have at elast as many more in their museum.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jun 2019, 08:24
Oh lovely. The weather at this year's June day was terrible; wet and cold! We just rode the trains until we'd had enough.
Brian Walbey: We wondered if you would make it this year after your illness, as it was we were driving back from Norfolk, all the way in the rain, and although we took our planned stop at the Nene Valley Railway we didn't bother to go for a ride or even a proper walk around, it was chucking it down!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Jun 2019, 14:03
What a fascinating collection they must have here, Brian
Brian Walbey: They have over 30 working locomotives of this gauge plus others awaiting restoration, and at open days they also loan in other peoples engines.

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