© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2011
The warm spring weather during the week was too good to last -
Friday was warm and sunny, Saturday was misty and murky - and
cold. There were lots of grumpy gricers shivering in the fields -
at first, anyway. Grumpiness soon gave way to enjoyment and
delight at the entertainment offered on this wonderful railway.
There were no fewer than 11 locomotives in steam and in action!
In no particular order, we would see*
Trangkil No. 4 - "old-build" Hunslet 3902 of 1971
"Statfold" - new-build Hunslet 3903 of 2005
"Jack Lane" - new-build Hunslet 3904 of 2006
"Harrogate" Peckett 2050 of 1944
Sragi No.1 - Krauss 4045 of 1899
Sragi No 14 "Max" - O&K 10750 of 1923
Pakis Baru 1 - O&K 614 of 1900
Pakis Baru 5 - O&K 1473 of 1905
"Saccharine" - Fowler 13355 of 1914
Isibutu - Bagnall 4-4-0T 2820 of 1945
SF Djatibarang No 9 Jung Mallet 4878 of
The last two above were of particular interest
- I'd met Isibutu on several occasions, but
never in steam. And the last - SF Djatibarang -
is the latest locomotive to be fully restored by
the Statfold team, making its public debut. It
will shortly be meeting a much wider audience
on the Welsh Highland Railway - now that
should be fun...
As well as the operating locomotives, there
are many other things of interest at Statfold
(mostly with flanged wheels...) - several are
Little more needs to be said - a great day
despite the dodgy weather.
*and, of course, the 2' gauge Land Rover...
Remember, the Statfold Barn Railway is private - but
holds three enthusiast days every year. Dates and
booking forms are on the railway's website (see link
Statfold Barn Railway