Lakeside’s Barclay steals the show at Foxfield gala

VISITING Andrew Barclay 0-6-0T No. 14 (1245/1911) certainly stole the show at the Foxfield Railway’s Summer Gala on July 20-21, recalling the heyday of the Scottish coalfields when these big Barclay tanks were a common sight on coal trains. 

The former Carron Iron Company loco had made the journey to Staffordshire from its home at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, where it was recently repainted into black livery as No. 14 (RM June). 

Visiting Andrew Barclay 0-6-0T No. 1245 departs Foxfield Colliery during a early morning photo charter on July 20. MARTYN TATTAM

Normally the loco can be found hauling trains of visitors and holidaymakers between Haverthwaite and Lake Windermere, but during its pre-preservation career it was coal that provided its staple work. 

Read more in the August 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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