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Steam Locomotives at Foxfield Railway

Foxfield is home to a large number of industrial steam locomotives of all shapes and sizes, from ancient Victorian machines like "Bellerophon" and "Robert Heath No6" right up to the ubiquitous "Austerity" 0-6-0 saddle tank. The eldest are always fascinating, and Foxfield is one of the few places locomotives of 125 years of age can be seen hard at work. At the other end of the timescale, some preservation railways seem to be a little  ashamed of running passenger services with Austerity saddle tanks instead of mainline locomotives, and try to modify and paint them to look like LNER class J94s. But Foxfield is one of the only preserved railways where the 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 Austerities, for which we have "Whiston" and "Wimblebury". They are just as much a source of pride at Foxfield as any of the earlier machines.
There are a dozen manufacturers from throughout the UK represented by the collection of steam locomotives at Foxfield - this list of links is in approximate order of construction, oldest first: 
Beyer Peacock 0-4-0 saddle tank (formerly with crane) built 1879, number 1827
Robert Heath 0-4-0 saddle tank built 1885, rebuilt 1934, number "No 6"
Dubs 0-4-0 crane tank built 1901, number 4101
Peckett 0-4-0 saddle tank W4 class built 1903, number 933 "Henry Cort"
Avonside 0-4-0 saddle tank built 1908, number 1563 "Millom"
Kerr Stuart 0-4-0 saddle tank built 1920, number 4167 "Moss Bay"
Avonside 0-6-0 saddle tank built 1924, number 1919 "No3 Avonside" later "Cranford"
Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 saddle tank built 1924, number 3581 "Marston, Thompson & Evershed No 3"
Kerr Stuart 0-4-0 saddle tank built 1926, number 4388
Bagnall 0-6-0 saddle tank built 1927, number 2221 "Lewisham"
Barclay 0-4-0 fireless locomotive built 1930, number 1984 "No 1"
Peckett 0-4-0 saddle tank W6 class built 1933, number 1803 "Ironbridge No 1"
Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn 0-4-0 saddle tank with crane, number 7006 "Roker"
Bagnall 0-4-0 saddle tank built 1940, number 2623 "Hawarden"
Bagnall 0-4-0 saddle tank built 1946, number 2842 "2"
Peckett 0-4-0 saddle tank special OY class built 1947, number 2081 "No 11"
Hunslet 0-6-0 saddle tank Austerity class built 1950, number 3694 "Whiston"
Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn 0-6-0 tank built 1951, number 7684 "Meaford No 2"
Sentinel 4w vertical boilered tank locomotive built 1952, number 9535
Bagnall 0-6-0 saddle tank built 1954, number 3059 "Florence No 2"
Hunslet 0-6-0 saddle tank Austerity class built 1956, number 3839 "Wimblebury"

Below: Sixty-one year contrast in four-coupled industrial tank locos: the Beyer Peacock built in 1879 and Bagnall "Hawarden" built in 1940 roll down Foxfield Bank with an LMS brakevan 


For more information on the Foxfield Steam Railway, its passenger services and special events please see the official website at http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk.