Foxfield Railway 2004 & 2006

The FOXFIELD RAILWAY was constructed in 1893 to enable Coal to be carried from Foxfield Colliery to Blythe Bridge, where it was transferred to the North Staffordshire Railway. In 1965 the Colliery closed, and the line was rescued for preservation. Passenger services now run along the central section between Caverswall Road and Dilhorne Park. Freight trains run between Foxfield Colliery up Foxfield Bank to Dilhorne Park. And at the other end of the line Freights operate over part of the Blythe Bridge incline.

Motive power comprises a superb collection of Industrial Tank Engines, and it is usual for up to 8 locomotives to be turned out for the annual July gala.

My July 2004 visit coincided with dull weather, with a little rain. In 2006, it was a hot, sultry, July day, with bright sunshine. The photos below were taken at Caverswall Road, Dilhorne Park, or from beside the Foxfield incline.

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