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No. 19

From last Saturdaay on our annual visit to Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth. Here, no.19 is heading towards the turntable whilst Head of Train Movements Leanne is checking what's happening in the other platform. The three chaps seem to represent the average age of the attendees, sadly, although the loco crews are younger. 

 

No. 19 was built in 1914 by Hudswell Clarke and spent most of its life at the Lautoka sugar mill, Fiji, one of several locomotives from there now back in England and on the Statfold Barn Railway. As at March 2010 some 51 locomotives were based on the railway either in an active condition or waiting for restoration or rebuild.

No. 19

From last Saturdaay on our annual visit to Statfold Barn Railway near Tamworth. Here, no.19 is heading towards the turntable whilst Head of Train Movements Leanne is checking what's happening in the other platform. The three chaps seem to represent the average age of the attendees, sadly, although the loco crews are younger. 

 

No. 19 was built in 1914 by Hudswell Clarke and spent most of its life at the Lautoka sugar mill, Fiji, one of several locomotives from there now back in England and on the Statfold Barn Railway. As at March 2010 some 51 locomotives were based on the railway either in an active condition or waiting for restoration or rebuild.

comments (11)

It is a pretty little thing!
Alan: Indeed, a fine little loco.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 14 Jun 2017, 05:28
A most attractive little 'un.
Alan: She's a beauty. A fine example of the work of the people who look after her.
What a sweet engine that could, Alan!
Alan: Its probably looks better now than when it was built. Thanks, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Jun 2017, 06:29
What a gorgeous looking sight she is!
Alan: It probably looks better now than when it was built; it may not have had the lining then.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Jun 2017, 06:54
You could see your face in this, Alan
Alan: She's a beauty. A fine example of the work of the people who look after her.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Jun 2017, 06:58
And what is about the lady? A sweet 'Lok' like from a children book!
Alan: It is fairly similar to the locos that inspired Rev. Awdry to write the very successful Thomas the Tank Engine books. The lady always gives the impression that its best do as she says smile Thanks, Philine.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 14 Jun 2017, 07:32
Très jolie petite locomotive.
Alan: They aree fine little locomotives, easy to drive and maintain.
Great little engine. I would love to go here sometime
Alan: There are just three public days a year; the next is 9 September.
I never. Ease to be amazed at how much the enthusiasts throughput the country have achieved.
Alan: Its slightly different here as a lot of the work is done by the on-site engineering company. They do all sorts of work for other railways, too. The day itself is run by volunteers and friends of the owner.
I've not seen that one before, what a beauty, no not the well endowed lady in front! We thought about going with my neighbour but then he went elsewhere on Saturday so we didn't, perhaps I'll go in September.
What a handsome little loco, Alan.

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