Lakeside’s Barclay steals the show at Foxfield gala

Visiting Andrew Barclay 0-6-0T No. 1245 departs Foxfield Colliery during a early morning photo charter on July 20. MARTYN TATTAM

VISITING Andrew Barclay 0-6-0T No. 14 (1245/1911) certainly stole the show at the Foxfield Railway’s Summer Gala on July 20-21, recalling the heyday of the Scottish coalfields when these big Barclay tanks were a common sight on coal trains. 

The former Carron Iron Company loco had made the journey to Staffordshire from its home at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, where it was recently repainted into black livery as No. 14 (RM June). 

Normally the loco can be found hauling trains of visitors and holidaymakers between Haverthwaite and Lake Windermere, but during its pre-preservation career it was coal that provided its staple work. 

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