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© 2019 The NSR Rolling Stock Restoration Trust. Registered Charity No 1127895



 

SPECIAL EVENT TO OPEN

THE 2019 SEASON !!!

THE EXTENDED THREE-COACH KNOTTY HERITAGE TRAIN

WILL RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC SERVICE AT FOXFIELD OVER

THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND OF 4, 5 & 6 MAY 2019

AS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR SPECIAL VICTORIAN WEEKEND

 

This will be your first opportunity to travel in newly restored NSR brake 3rd No 23.   This vehicle is known as the “Accessible Brake Coach” because part of the guard’s section has been adapted to carry two wheelchair users and their companions.

Saturday 4th May will be Enthusiast’s Day

 

The Knotty Heritage Train will run an hourly service.   Ex-Sheldon Bar Crane Tank “Dübs” will be in steam providing demonstrations around the station yard.   NSR New L Class 0-6-2T no 2/72 and Haydock 0-6-0WT Bellerophon of 1874 will be on static display for inspection in addition to the usual museum exhibits.   Bookstall and railway modelling stalls have been invited.   In the marquee in the afternoon there will be a series of talks/lectures with a local heritage railway theme (free admission) given by local heritage experts.   Also of interest to enthusiasts will be our newly refurbished licensed bar.   Of course Glenn & Carol’s famous cooked breakfasts will be served in the upgraded cafeteria.

A completely new innovation, courtesy of Sue Moffat and her Borderlines Theatre Company will be “Interactive Heritage Drama”.   Sounds intimidating but it’s great fun.   Children, their parents & grandparents can dress up and act out roles as a Victorian Engine Driver (or whatever) under the guidance of professional actors in a real railway carriage.   We fully expect to discover a new Benedict Cumberbatch or Olivia Colman.

[ Photo: R Warren]

[ Photo: M Smith]

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Sunday 5th May &

Monday 6th May

will be Family Days

 

The Knotty Heritage Train will run an hourly service.   Always a favourite with our younger visitors, the miniature railway will be in operation.   In the marquee there will be screenings of the New Vic Theatre’s 2008 production of the documentary-musical “The Knotty” (courtesy of the Staffordshire Film Archive) telling the story of the North Staffordshire railway.   

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There will be Grace the Shire Horse and her little friends the Shetland Ponies.   There will be a brass band (Sunday) and on Monday there will be a demonstration of birds of prey (courtesy of Lower Moss Wildlife Hospital).  

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DO COME ALONG – IT WILL BE GREAT FUN !!!

The Knotty Heritage Train with some of our Foxfield friends.

 

The Countess of Chell alights the Knotty Heritage Train

Grace the Shire Horse with chums Mark & Katy

Our famous Victorian operating staff