The Statfold Barn Railway – Graham Lightfoot

Graham kicked off the 2023-24 session with a presentation on Statfold Barn, the attraction near Tamworth, which is now a popular venue for a variety of interests, with an active commercial team vigorously marketing events including discos, classic car shows, model railway exhibitions and as a wedding venue. The main focus for Graham and the audience was of course the extensive international collection of narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock built up over the last 20 years.  Graham has been visiting Statfold for some years now and has a good range of his own images. There are plans to develop the current out and back railway with a turning loop, to a more circular form. The 2’6” gauge track (the additional rail) has unfortunately been removed so all operational locos are now 2ft gauge or similar. For those who have not been to Statfold, a visit to one of the railway open days is highly recommended.