The Tamworth and District Civic Society’s private V.I.P. tour of Statfold Barn Farm Steam Railway – one of the wonders of Tamworth and District – attracted 126 members and friends of all ages. We toured the workshops, yards and museums, admired the attractive and pristine railway architecture, had joyous steam train journeys, and picnicked surrounded by vintage machinery. A fantastic event. A fabulous place. A huge thank you to the owners for making TDCS so welcome, and many congratulations to them and all their volunteer helpers who have lovingly built and maintained this railway paradise.
For further information about Statfold Barn Farm and its amazing Steam Railway visit its website at: http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk/statfold_barn_farm.php
Images, in order of appearance:
Alpha steams through the Staffordshire countryside pulling 3 carriages fully laden with TDCS members and friends. (Photo: S. Biggs).
Quite some hobby! A throng gathers as Graham Lee describes his stunning private collection. (Photo: S. Biggs).
Many guests enjoyed a picnic lunch. (Photo: S. Biggs).
The smiles say it all. One of the most successful and enjoyable TDCS events ever. (Photo: S. Biggs).
Owner Graham Lee explains technical processes to an attentive audience in one of the workshops. (Photo S. Biggs).
All Aboard! The steam train prepares to depart from the beautiful and immaculate station platform. (Photo: David Peace).
Members of the party explore yards and sheds full of salvaged machines. (Photo: S. Biggs).