Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
The Foxfeild Light Railway
The Foxfield Light Railway is in North Staffordshire and has a a 5 mile round journey for which it engines have to work hard up some very steep gradients, some being 1-19 in parts, which makes it one, if not the steepest railway in the UK without a rack.
0-6-0 tank engine Meaford No.2 at The Foxfield Light Railway in 2006
This Robert Stephenson and Hawthorn 0-6-0 tank was built in 1951 for British Electricity Authority Midlands Division.
The Foxfield Light Railway is in North Staffordshire and has a a 5 mile round journey for which it engines have to work hard up the steepest of gradients.
Jesse is a 0-6-0ST with some of the mineral wagons on the incline in 2006
Jessie was built by the Hunslet Engine Co, Leeds in 1937. it was working very hard, it would have been even harder, on a wet day with the wagons full of coal.
This 0-6-0ST is an Austerity class steam tank locomotive which was not built till 1956 by Hunslet. It has the number 3839 and the name of Wimblebury and was on the passenger rides in 2006
Two tank engines Hawarden and Whiston at The Foxfield Light Railway in 2006
The 0-4-0 saddle tank in the lead was built in 1940 and is named Hawarden.It was designed by W G Bagnall.
The Foxfield railway was built between 1892 and 1893 for the Foxfield Colliery so as they could haul coal to the Stoke-Derby main line from Stoke to Derby.It was built on the cheap, so there very little earth works to make the railway level which is why it has steep gradients .
0-6-0ST Whiston is nearest us as they run round there train
The tank engine Whiston is one of about 484 locomotives built to the Austerity design, which were built during World War 2. This one by the Hunslet Engine Co of Leeds, and was in fact not built till 1950 and went to the National Coal Board at Haydock Colliery in Lancashire then to Cronton Colliery and then Bold Colliery. The NCB used lots of these tank locomotives and were used till diesels took over their work.
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