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Statfold Barn Railway Enthusiast Weekend: 150 Years of the Quarry Hunslet - 10 & 11 July

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Paul.Uni, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. Paul.Uni

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    Limited amount of tickets are available https://www.statfold.com/150yearsofthequarryhunslet

    Britomart & Lilla from the FR have been announced as visitors https://twitter.com/BarnRailwa/status/1407629739574108162

    Also visiting on static display will be Jonathan https://twitter.com/BarnRailwa/status/1407629739574108162
     
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    Statfold Barn is not that far from me and it's been on my 'must visit' list for some years, but I was always somewhere else or it had sold out. Thanks for the heads up - ticket booked!
     
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    Ours also, Saturday, wife loves the little "dinky" ones!!
     
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    Saturday sold out, limited Sunday tickets available.

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    My ticket booed in January for the original March date; looking forward to a busy day and many images to sort out after the event.
     
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    They must have released more tickets, as I was able to book one today for Saturday and Sunday was also showing availability.
     
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    I went along on Saturday. It was my first visit and I have to say I was very impressed with the facilities. The museum was great, almost a mini-NRM for narrow gauge. The machine shop with the new build Quarry loco was well worth a visit on its own. The Isle of Man loco looks like its not far from completion (it looks like its had a 90% rebuild). Nice to see the owner wandering around and checking that everyone is having a good time. I shall definitely return. There are some cracking videos of the event on YouTube as well.
     
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    Just got back from a very enjoyable day. The triple header was rather nice. :)
     
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    I was also there today.

    Never been before, what a totally amazing place! Felt less like a heritage railway and more like a festival with locos instead of bands. Trains whizzing all over. The triple headed quarry hunslets and the garden line with it's "clearance in the negatives" as the driver put it were particular highlights. Also loved the pairing of the site's oldest and youngest quarry Hunslets in 'Cloister' of 1891 and 'Jack Lane' of 2005.

    And for those who don't drive but don't mind a bit of a walk, you can hike from Tamworth Station to Statfold in 75 minutes. Head down to Amington Road and follow that till you can join the canal, come off by Tesco and head up Moor Lane where you can pick up public footpath to Statfold, no walking on verges of busy roads required.

    Currently planning a repeat visit in September as despite being there from half 9 to half 4 I still felt like I hadn't seen the place.
     
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    Did you miss the quadruple header earlier in the day ?

    EDIT : Apologies to Spamcan81 - I noticed his visit was on Sunday whereas mine was on Saturday. Took a full day to sort and catalogue the 300 images taken of the event but now find I managed to miss some of the scenes so another visit is called for !
     

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    Echo what has been said above, our first visit and a wonderful day, continuous trains, helpful staff. We went Saturday, the lineup at Strawberry Halt was great even if wrong sided with the sun.
    Part one - shots of the loco's:
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    Part 2, some 'action' shots: P1130004.JPG P1130030.JPG P1130036.JPG P1130044.JPG P1130046.JPG P1130048.JPG P1130050.JPG P1130052.JPG P1130054.JPG P1130066.JPG
     
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