Foxfield Railway Virtual Stocklist
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An online guide to one of the finest industrial railway collections in the British Isles

Steam railways have a following throughout the world and while many people are fascinated by the speed and power of the mainline locomotive, there are also many enthusiasts who enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the industrial railway. One of the best places to experience the genuine industrial railway of the past is at the Foxfield Railway, near Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, where a variety of locomotives, rolling stock and other items have been preserved and restored by volunteers since 1967.

These pages describe Foxfield's collection for enthusiasts, historians, model-makers, and hopefully future visitors or old friends who share a passion for preserving part of Britain's vanishing industrial heritage.

For more information on the Foxfield Steam Railway,
its passenger services and special events please see
the official website at

We look forward to seeing you at Foxfield soon!

Latest: see Foxfield website News pages at

On this site you'll find:

Current Stocklist - Locomotives (steam, diesel and electric), Carriages and Non-passenger Carriage Stock (NPCS), goods and mineral wagons, miscellaneous (including cranes, trollies).

Absent Friends a quick look a temporary guest visitor to Foxfield, and items from the collection that have moved elsewhere.

Photo Album of some Foxfield Railway locations and events. Plus a special 2007 Steam Gala Album.

Roster, which we try to keep up to date during the main operating season so you know which loco to expect in steam.

Links to other related sites about the history of railways and industry.


Glossary of abbreviations used on the site.

In future it is hoped to add more photographs, a section on the original locomotives and rolling stock of the Foxfield Colliery railway, and some articles on the colliery itself. 

Where to start? Try these highlights - click on the thumbnails...

BellerophonBeyer PeacockRobert Heath No6
Feeling your age? Click here, here or here to see the three oldest Foxfield locomotives, averaging 125 years each!

Up and away...  Click here or here to see unusual steam locomotives that also earn their keep as mobile cranes

War hero:  Click here to see the diesel locomotive that took part in the 1944 Normandy landings

BANG! Watch out for the Gunpowder Van. Click here

Or, to browse lots of action at our annual Steam Galas, see the photo albums for 2007, 2006, 2005 or 2004

This website is not the official site of the Foxfield Steam Railway and does not represent its views, services or events. The site has been designed as an independent venture by Mark Smith; corrections and feedback are welcome to:

Text © Mark Smith and Foxfield Railway Society

Photographs © Mark Smith or credited photographer/collection

Please note that the depiction or description of any item of Foxfield rolling stock does not imply public access.

All locomotives and most restored items of rolling stock can be found at Caverswall Road depot, or may be sighted from passenger trains along the line. Visitors are made very welcome but warned not to trespass on railway or adjoining property.
Some photographs are scanned from prints in members' collections that had no details of the copyright holder. Every effort has been taken to avoid copyright infringement but if any reader spots any unattributed photograph to which they think the copyright is known, please accept sincere apologies and e-mail details to:

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Apologies for long delay in updateing certain sections due to software problems. 
Pages Last Updated: 19 September 2008 by Mark Smith


For more information on the Foxfield Steam Railway, its passenger services and special events please see the official website at