Statfold Barn Railway opens new season

STATFOLD Barn Railway’s first enthusiasts’ open day of the new season on March 23 featured 15 locos in steam, 13 from the home fleet, plus War Office Locomotive Trust’s Hunslet 4-6-0T WDLR No. 303 (all 2ft gauge) and 18in-gauge Hunslet 0-4-0WT Jack (684/1898). 

The Goose railbus and 3ft-gauge Burton & Ashby tram also operated. The line also opened on the Sunday for a family day with a reduced number of locos in steam.

Hudswell, Clarke 0-6-0 Lautoka Mill No. 11 Fiji (972/1912) heads back towards the station during Statfold Barn Railway’s March 24 family day. JAMES WAITE

Displays in the museum building included 600mm-gauge Jung 0-4-0T No. 2 (3698/1925) from the Risten Larviks Järnväg museum line in Östergötland, southern Sweden. The loco is at Statfold Engineering for contracted work on its cylinders, following which it will return home.

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