STATFOLD BARN ROAD, RALE AND ALE WEEKEND 7/8-9-2019

Discussion in 'Railtours & Preservation' started by Spamcan81, 11 Sep 2019.

  1. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Member

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    Knew nothing of this event until I was out photographing 45699 on Sunday when I saw a roadside hoarding advertising it. As I was only 11 minutes away, I popped in to spend a pleasant few hours before 45699 headed back to Burton-on-Trent.
    A few pictures taken during the day.

    [​IMG]STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY CSR no.19 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

    [​IMG]STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY ALPHA + CSR no.19 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

    [​IMG]STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY ALPHA + CSR no.19 by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

    [​IMG]STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY ISIBUTU by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

    [​IMG]STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY FIJI by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

    [​IMG]STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY HARROGATE by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

    [​IMG]STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY ISC no.2 'ROGER' by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

    [​IMG]STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY ISIBUTU by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

    [​IMG]STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY KIDBROOKE + RISHRA by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

    [​IMG]STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY STATFOLD + JACK LANE by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr

    [​IMG]STATFOLD BARN RAILWAY STATFOLD + JACK LANE by KING COBRA 92, on Flickr
     
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  3. E759

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    Looks great! How long is the line?
     
  4. Spamcan81

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    According to Wikipedia the 2ft gauge line is 1.5 miles long plus the garden railway but no length given for that. There is also a short section of 18" gauge and another short section of standard gauge for the tram.
     
  5. E759

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    A good run then! Cheers.
     
  6. sprinterguy

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    It's only in the last month or so that I've started hearing a lot more about the Statfold Barn Railway from a range of sources, and seeing these photos and having looked into it some more it seems to be a much more comprehensive and extensive operation than I previously thought. I might have to take a look at some point next year.
     
  7. E759

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    Anyone know how much a Taxi would be from Tamworth?
     
  8. duffield

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    It's only 3 miles so it's not going to be very much. An online taxi fare calculator gave me £8.
    I expect an Uber or something would be cheaper.
     
  9. E759

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    Thank you.
     
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    In regards to taxis...

    Recently, during big events, Arriva have ran a dedicated bus service from Tamworth town centre to Statfold Barn.
     
  12. pappleby

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    Gala Days, They usually have a heritage bus from the Station to Statfold Barn Railway.
     
  13. UP13

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    Looks like a good find!
     
  14. Altfish

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    Statfold Barn is a must for any steam enthusiast, I went to the enthusiasts day about 15 months ago. Planning to return next year.
     
  15. Crawley Ben

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    Some great pics you've taken there. Thanks for sharing on here. Looks like the railway is well worth a visit in 2020.

    Cheers

    Ben
     

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