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
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
|For more information on the Foxfield
its passenger services and special events please see
the official website at http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk.
We look forward to seeing you at Foxfield soon!
Latest: see Foxfield website News pages at
site you'll find:
(steam, diesel and electric), Carriages and Non-passenger
Carriage Stock (NPCS), goods and mineral wagons,
(including cranes, trollies).
Friends a quick look a temporary guest
visitor to Foxfield, and items from the collection that have moved elsewhere.
Album of some Foxfield Railway locations
and events. Plus a special 2007 Steam Gala
which we try to keep up to date during the main operating season so you
know which loco to expect in steam.
to other related sites about the history of railways and industry.
of abbreviations used on the site.
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...
Feeling your age? Click 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
Or, to browse lots of action at our annual Steam Galas, see the
photo albums for 2007, 2006,
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
Text © Mark Smith and Foxfield
Photographs © Mark Smith or
Please note that the depiction
or description of any item of Foxfield rolling stock does not imply public
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
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Pages Last Updated: 19 September 2008 by Mark Smith