Statfold Barn Railway opens new season

Statfold Barn Railway opens new season

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STATFOLD Barn Railway’s first enthusiasts’ open day of the new season on March 23 featured 15 locos in steam, 13 from the home fleet, plus War Office Locomotive Trust’s Hunslet 4-6-0T WDLR No. 303 (all 2ft gauge) and 18in-gauge Hunslet 0-4-0WT Jack (684/1898). 

The Goose railbus and 3ft-gauge Burton & Ashby tram also operated. The line also opened on the Sunday for a family day with a reduced number of locos in steam.

Hudswell, Clarke 0-6-0 Lautoka Mill No. 11 Fiji (972/1912) heads back towards the station during Statfold Barn Railway’s March 24 family day. JAMES WAITE

Displays in the museum building included 600mm-gauge Jung 0-4-0T No. 2 (3698/1925) from the Risten Larviks Järnväg museum line in Östergötland, southern Sweden. The loco is at Statfold Engineering for contracted work on its cylinders, following which it will return home.


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