Statfold Barn Railway

  • Roar into the bank holiday with Statfold’s Jurassic Weekend

    Roar into the bank holiday with Statfold’s Jurassic Weekend

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    Statfold will host a spectacular range of roar-some activities as part of its Jurassic Weekend over May Bank Holiday.

  • Lilla and Britomart to visit Statfold Barn

    Lilla and Britomart to visit Statfold Barn

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    Statfold Barn Railway is pleased to confirm that their two Quarry Hunslet locomotives Lilla and Britomart will both be appearing at the railway for their Enthusiast Weekend.

  • Railways returning to action!

    Railways returning to action!

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    It’s been a long time coming, but the main 2020 season for a number of Britain’s heritage railways and attractions is springing into action following the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Therefore, we thought we’d bring you a list in alphabetical order of which venues are operating and when they’re set to recommence. Note however,…

  • Back to the past at Moseley anniversary event

    Back to the past at Moseley anniversary event

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    MOSELEY Railway Trust (MRT) harked back to its roots during its September 21-22 50th anniversary celebration at Apedale Valley Light Railway by operating passenger rides on its ‘Field Railway’.  These basic rides, recalling the spirit of operations half a century ago, were undertaken using skip wagon underframes fitted with back-to-back seats and safety chains.  This…

  • Kidbrooke and Rishra visit Statfold road and rail event

    Kidbrooke and Rishra visit Statfold road and rail event

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    BAGNALL 0-4-0ST Kidbrooke (2043/1917) from the Yaxham Light Railway and Leighton Buzzard Railway’s Baguley 0-4-0T Rishra (working on the ‘Garden’ line) appeared at Statfold Barn Railway’s September 7 event, which featured 15 locomotives in steam plus ex-Burton & Ashby 3ft-gauge tram and ‘Goose’ railcar. Read more in the October 2019 issue of The RM –…

  • Quintet steam at Threlkeld museum’s August gala

    Quintet steam at Threlkeld museum’s August gala

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    THRELKELD Quarry and Mining Museum’s July 27-28 Annual Steam Gala featured four guest steam locomotives.  Bagnall 0-4-0ST Kidbrooke (2043/1917) from Yaxham Light Railway and Statfold Barn Railway trio Peckett 0-6-0ST Liassic (1632/1923), Kerr, Stuart ‘Wren’ 3128/1918 Roger and Hunslet 0-4-0ST Jack Lane (3904/2005) joined Threlkeld resident Bagnall 0-4-0ST Sir Tom for the event. The extended…

  • Fundraising success sees Wheldale overhaul begin

    Fundraising success sees Wheldale overhaul begin

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    ONE of the last steam locomotives to work commercially in the UK – Hunslet ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST No. S134 Wheldale – is on the steam comeback thanks to the fundraising efforts of the locomotive’s support group. The Friends of Wheldale has raised in excess of £130,000 towards the cost of overhauling the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway…

  • 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…

  • Indonesian sugar loco restored at Statfold Barn for new Barbados tourist railway

    Indonesian sugar loco restored at Statfold Barn for new Barbados tourist railway

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    THE latest locomotive to be restored to steam at Statfold Barn is Arnold Jung (Jungenthal)  0-4-4-0T Mallet 2279/1914 Tjepper (Ceper Baru) No. 5.  The 750mm- (2ft 6in-) gauge loco was imported for the Statfold collection several years ago. It was never restored and seemed unlikely to be as Statfold Barn Railway focused attention on its…

  • Stop riveting boilers and run steam on vegetable oils

    Stop riveting boilers and run steam on vegetable oils

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    AS we look forward to the future of our railway, yet another year has gone by. I feel there are challenges looming on the horizon for us all, as the public, local authorities and politicians are now much more informed on the issues of the environment we live in – global warming is now a…

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