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Locomotives at Foxfield Railway
There can be few places in the world where visitors can see, and ride behind, locomotives of 120 years old ...... but at Foxfield Railway three – “Bellerophon”, the Beyer Peacock and “Robert Heath No6” have been in steam at once!
By contrast Foxfield is arguably the only preserved railway where the WW2 Austerity saddle tank is truly at home, because two were used on the original colliery railway before closure in 1965. Although neither could eventually be preserved, the Foxfield collection would not be complete or authentic without a couple of Austerity saddle tanks, for which we have "Whiston" and "Wimblebury".
The collection spans all the main local locomotive builders: Bagnall, Kerr Stuart and Robert Heath, plus examples of many other makes which worked in the North Staffordshire area, and a selection of fascinating machines that worked further afield.
The old, the new, the graceful curves of Victorian designs, and the powerful angles of the post-war workhorses, plus of course the wierd and wonderful: crane tanks, fireless locos, even a steamer converted to a diesel - take a look at the collection at Foxfield in these pages:
Click on each to see a full list of details and photographs:
Below: Industrial locos in their working environment: Peckett saddle tank "No11" and
Yorkshire diesel hydraulic "Ludstone" at Shelton Works during a photographic charter
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