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News from Statfold

2016 Dates Announced

We are pleased to announce the dates for our 2016 Enthusiasts Days. These will be held on Saturdays 9th April, 4th June and 10th September. The booking form is available here.

2016 also sees a new event - our first Miniature Traction Engine Weekend - on 23rd and 24th April. A special booking form for this event is available here.We're pleased to announce that those aged under 14 WILL be able to attend this event. Train rides will be available as out and back trips from Statfold Junction station but on this occasion there will be no access to the Roundhouse Museum at Oak Tree Halt or to the lineside for photography.

Please note that, for the safety and comfort of all our visitors, attendance is strictly by pre-requested invitation only and that it is NOT possible to pay on the gate.

2015 Season

We hope all those who visited during 2015 enjoyed the Statfold experience and we hope to meet returning and first time visitors next year.

Please note that, for the safety and comfort of all our visitors, attendance is strictly by pre-requested invitation only and that it is NOT possible to pay on the gate.

For those interested in keeping in touch with the Railway this website provides an ideal channel. In addition, at the beginning of each year there is the opportunity to become a “Friend”

All Memberships for 2015 have now been taken up, but please look again in the New Year if you are interested for 2016.

September 2015

Off to Aberystwyth

SYBIL MARY will be at the Vale of Rheidol Railway on 25th & 26th September for their Forgotten Engines gala.

March 2013

SBR - Snowy but Reliable

That was one visitor's verdict on the 23rd March 2013 Enthusiasts' Day - the only time so far it has snowed during one of our events. This is how we reported it at the time. Despite some snow on Friday and a forecast, subsequently fulfilled, of further heavy snow overnight into Saturday morning, we decided to go ahead on a reduced scale. Seven locos were steamed and three separate train sets were run, all in "top and tail" mode. On the new “Big Engine” running line between Statfold Works and Oak Tree Halt JATIBARANG No.9 and SACCHARINE worked three of the new Severn-Lamb coaches while on the Field Railway an alternating two train service was operated. HARROGATE and CSR No. 19 worked one set while the other was double-headed by SYBIL MARY and MARCHLYN with MINAS DE ALLER No.2 on the rear. For many visitors the highlight of the day was being on one or other of the trains as they made parallel departures from Oak Tree, an experience reminiscent to some of the simultaneous departure of Peel and Ramsey line trains once experienced at St. John's on the Isle of Man. Also on display for the first time were the two Baldwin 4-6-0PTs just arrived from India.Thanks to those who were able to make it there are already plenty of photos and video clips of Statfold's snowy day out there on the internet.

 

April 2013

Off to Porthmadog

March 2013

SBR - Snowy but Reliable

Arrivals from India

 

 
 
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