Flying Fox

…was the first A3 I “saw”, too many years ago. There are no A3s at Foxfield (which is probably a good thing), but lots of retired industrial steam locomotives, fighting-fit and ready for action. Sadly, it’s not the best of days, but at least it’s stopped raining (mostly…), and we’ve time for a quick look. Visit Foxfield – a flying visit on Geoff’s Rail Diaries – now!

Summer sunshine at Foxfield

DSC_0828…and despite the warmth, there’s plenty of visible steam*. It’s the weekend of the annual summer gala, and the weather forecast suggested Sunday would be the best day. It was – an excellent day out. Visit “Foxfield summer gala” on Geoff’s Rail Diaries for more photos and a short video clip (remember to turn up the volume!)

*I know – steam is invisible. The fluffy white stuff coming from the chimney is water droplets, suspended in the air, which don’t always form on warm days…

Foxfield: the movie

DSC_0879Just published to Geoff’s Rail Diaries – photos and video of yesterday’s great day beside the fearsome incline out of Foxfield colliery. Visit “Foxfield 2015 – the Autumn Gala


BellerophonIn Greek mythology, he was a great hero and slayer of monsters, apparently. He’s still fighting fit on the Foxfield railway, despite his age – built by Haydock Foundry in 1874, which makes him more than 140 years old. More photos and video, from an excellent day out in Staffordshire, will appear on Geoff’s Rail Diaries in due course (i.e. tomorrow. Probably).

Foxfield Railway

Foxfield in September

DSC_0536Just published to “Geoff’s Rail Diaries” – photos, video and (brief) account of yesterdays outing. Visit “Foxfield in September” – now!

Foxfield’s Autumn Gala

On the bankSeptember has been busy! It’s the turn of the Foxfield Railway this weekend – its Autumn Steam Gala. And what a great day – good weather and lots of noisy steam action on the fearsome gradient from the colliery, for stills and video. A “Rail Diaries” page will appear in a day or so – in the meantime, as ever, here’s a quick preview. (it’s a shame there isn’t something like this going on every weekend, though if there was, I’d be exhausted by Christmas)

Foxfield Railway

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