The June Enthusiasts’ Day
© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2015
Geoff’s Rail Diaries
6 June 2015
Little needs to be said about Statfold these days.
I paid my first visit on a bitterly-cold March day,
nine years ago, when there were relatively few
other visitors. Today there were perhaps over a
thousand visitors - and no fewer than seventeen
locomotives in steam (I’ve counted seventeen
from the day’s photographs - if there was
another, I missed it).
All bar one of those locomotives were residents,
operating on the field railway - the exception being the garden railway,
where vertical-boilered loco “Paddy” trundled round with the
passenger coach. Paddy used to live at Amerton, but is
no longer listed on their website - has he moved
permanently (”SBR” on the cab side)?
As ever, it was an excellent day - virtually continuous
steam railway activity, with plenty of other things of
interest - the roundhouse, the works, the bookstalls,
the refreshments. Good weather too!
Link: Statfold Barn Railway
Also worth a look: Sam’s World
That’s him on the footplate of Harrogate...