The launch of the Midland Railway coach into service on the 14th of July has been getting coverage from BBC Radio Stoke.
Midland Railway 348 has made its first trip on the 3rd of June 2023 at the Foxfield railway as part of acceptance trials.
Our 2023 season starts on the 30th of April with the Knotty Coach Train running at the Foxfield Railway. For more information and to book tickets please see https://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk
The Foxfield Railway will be launching its exciting autumn and winter programme on the 3rd & 4th September 2022 with a special event celebrating North Staffordshire’s railway history, specifically the North Staffordshire Railway (“Knotty”) and Stoke locomotive builders Kerr Stuart.
For more information and to book tickets please see the Foxfield Website.
The trust will be involved in the 100th anniversary celebrations of the North Staffordshire Railway becoming part of the LMS.
For more information please go to the Knotty 100 website.
The trustees are pleased to annouce that the Knotty Heritage Train will be running on the following dates in 2022.
Sunday 7th August
Saturday 3rd September
Sunday 4th September
Please see www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk for train times and to book tickets.
Foxfield musem manager Anthony Dawson has produced an excellent video for his Rail Story YouTube channel about the Gladstone Act of 1844, that features the Knotty Coach Train.
Thanks to a very generous donation to the No. 6 appeal, the total funds available now stand at over £19,000, and once the GiftAid element is received the appeal will have been successful in reaching its target.
The donation gives a great boost to the restoration and we are extremely grateful to the individual concerned for supporting the project. We would also like to express our thanks to everyone who has donated to the appeal – one item for which funds are now available thanks to donations is the new front tubeplate. The easing of Covid restrictions has seen the old tubeplate removed and the Knotty Trust is now obtaining finalised quotations which will enable the order to be placed for the replacement.
The appeal remains open (https://www.gofundme.com/f/robert-heath-no6-appeal ) and any help is gratefully received.
The trust are pleased to announce that the Knotty Heritage train will return in 2021.
To see the list of dates please click here.
Trustee Jon Beardmore spoke to Moorlands Radio to explain all about the history and restoration of No.6.