IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VISITORS TO OUR 25th MARCH EVENT
From 6th March the B5493 Ashby Road will be CLOSED COMPLETELY to vehicular traffic at the bridge over Network Rail's Birmingham to Derby railway line for four weeks. This is likely to affect many visitors. IF YOU WOULD NORMALLY TRAVEL THROUGH TAMWORTH to reach us we recommend instead travelling north on the M42 (joining at J10 (A5) or further south, depending where you are travelling from) and leaving at J11 (A444) to then head back towards Statfold on the B5493 through No Man's Heath. For the more geographically adventurous a shorter but more convoluted alternative is available from Tamworth via Amington, Alvecote and Shuttington.
Unfortunately for those who use public transport this means that the taxi fare from Tamworth Station will be higher than normal given the greater length of the diversionary route, and that Solus bus route 82 (the Clifton Campville circular) will not be a credible means of getting to Statfold on this occasion as it will be altered to an out and back route via Harlaston and Haunton for the duration of the closure.
Hopefully all will be back to normal by 10th June!
LATEST NEWS - 2017 Dates Announced
We're pleased to announce that our three Enthusiasts' Days for 2017 will be on Saturdays 25th March, 10th June and 9th September. Expect to see Southam Peckett LIASSIC and the Burton & Ashby tram enter service during the year, and there will no doubt be one or two Statfold surprises too. Further details about these events and the booking form are now available on the News page.
In addition our second two day Giant Miniature Weekend will be held on 6th and 7th May 2017. A booking form and poster are available to download now. Further details for both visitors and exhibitors will be available soon.
About the Statfold Barn Railway
Welcome to the website of the Statfold Barn Railway, an extensive two foot gauge private railway near Tamworth in Staffordshire, England. It is home to a large collection of historic steam, diesel and electric locomotives from Britain and overseas.
Although the railway is not open to the public a number of "Enthusiasts' Days" are held each year. Interested enthusiasts may apply for an invitation to one of these events in return for a charitable donation. From time to time Statfold's own locomotives are joined by a visitor from another heritage railway or private collection. Visits by locomotives from the Statfold collection are also an established feature of special events at various heritage railways around Britain, including the Amerton, Ffestiniog, Penrhyn, Threlkeld, Welsh Highland and West Lancashire lines.
See the News section to find out more about forthcoming events.