Opening Run 2024

Statfold Barn Railway, Tamworth

Sunday 14th April

Green loco

Saturday run

For those who want to make a weekend of it, details for the Saturday run through the National Forest are coming together. It will be approximately 50 miles and there will be a detailed route plan with points of interest and places to stop. The provisional plan includes Moira Furnace, the Charnwood Forest, parts of the Great Central Railway, Stonehurst Farm Motor Museum Finally, a scenic drive back across the National Forest.

Sunday main event

Statfold is a little-known gem, which has been developed over the last fifteen years, has grown to become what must be the most significant collection of narrow-gauge locomotives in the UK. With over 30 steam locomotives and many internal combustion locomotives, representing most British and several overseas manufacturers.

There will be over 5 locomotives in steam, which you can ride on. The Roundhouse museum with the main collection of engines will be open and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and other facilities. Bring your children, grandchildren and partner even if they are not interested in trains as there will be entertainment for them. Bring and display your Morgan and there will be a concessionary entry for you and your passenger.

 

Accommodation

Statfold have recommended the Appleby Inn Hotel (01530 270463), which is only 7 miles away. Do book early as rooms will go fast. There are also caravan & camping pitches at Statfold, for these contact Statfold ([email protected] or call 01827 830389).

For more details of the event please contact Charles Smith, (07967 831231) [email protected].