TRIP 469

Staffordshire

15/09/12

Some of the 13 steam locos warming up on shed prior to services starting at Statfold - [Chris Weeks]
Badger HB D1418 had pride of place on the turntable in the former grain store - [Chris Weeks]
The high standard of restoration on Wickham 497 is seen - [Chris Weeks]
Wickham496 has been left in ex-BR condition as a comparison - [Chris Weeks]

USA 6046 BLW 72080 undergoing boiler safety valve testing at Cheddleton - [Chris Weeks]
25322 Tamworth Castle on shed at Cheddleton - [Chris Weeks]
HE 9082 had just been lifted off the tracks at Apedale Mosseley Railway - [Chris Weeks]
MR 8669 in front of the display shed at Apedale - [Chris Weeks]

A selection of locos being shunted by MR 11142
Marchlyn,AE2067/1933.One of this year's restorations. - [Paul Carpenter]
Recent imports from the USA in the splendidly laid out grain store. - [Paul Carpenter]
Will this be running next year?KS3010/1916.Its had a long wait,from Gloddfa Ganol to a Norfolk mystery! - [Paul Carpenter]

Minas de Aller,Corpet 439/1884,another of this year's restorations. - [Paul Carpenter]
Newly restored S160 6046 undergoes ear splitting boiler tests at Cheddleton,CVR. - [Paul Carpenter]
Self explanatory location to this superb miniature line.- [Paul Carpenter]
HE9082/1984 receiving gauging tests at Apedale.- [Paul Carpenter]

Statfold Barn Railway Open Day, (visit).

Steam Locos: Gauge 4ft 8.5: No.1 Glenfield AB 880/02, (WALESWOOD) - HC 750/06 ex p122. Gauge 2ft 6": 5 TJEPPER Jung 2279/14, LaMeuse 3243/26*. 750mm: PAKIS BARU 1 OK 614/00*, 5 Pakis Baru OK 1473/05*. Gauge 2ft: Decauville 1735/19 ex p26 dsm, LAUTOKA No.19 - HC 1056/14 dsm ex Fiji, "Sybil Mary" - HE 921/06 ex p126, 3 Hen 14928/17, Trangkil No.4 HE 3902/71*, SACCHARINE - JF 13355/12*, 9 Sf.Djatibarang Jung 4878/30*, Sragi No.1 S.S. TRAM BINA - Krauss 4045/1899*, (No.8) JOFFRE - KS 2405/15 ex p120, 3010 - KS 3010/16 ex p157, 740 (MATHERAN) OK 2343/07 dsm, SRAGI 14 Max OK 10750/23*, No.1 Harrogate P 2050/44*, ISIBUTU WB 2820/45*, PADDY 2 - Wbton 2/2007* visiting only ex p197. Gauge 600mm: MINAS DE ALLER 2 - Corpet 439/1884*, 5662 OK 5662/12. Gauge 1ft 11.5": MARCHLYN - AE 2067/33*, TRIASSIC - P 1270/11, LIASSIC - P 1632/23 ex Canada. Gauge 1ft 10.75": KING OF THE SCARLETS - HE 492/1889 ex Canada, MICHAEL - HE 1709/32 ex Canada. Diesel Locos: Gauge 4ft 8.5": Bg 680/16 dsm assumed, (RRM13) RH 305302/51, RRM134 (CEGB No.24) TH 188C/67. Gauge 3ft: LM110 - RH 379066/54 ex p320. Gauge 2ft 6": No. 6 Badger HB D1418/71,50 - HB 1419/71, (YARD No.26) Sam - HE 2019/39, 51) TOM - HE 8847/81 + HC DM1447/81, 19 - HE 9294/90. Gauge 2ft: BD 3782/84 ex p155, (Leichhardt) Bg/DC 2393/52 dsm, Brookville 2022/35 or 3746/51 ex Canada, D4 U/I Funkey, D5 U/I Funkey, HE 3621/47 assumed, WHR No.5 HE 6285/68*, HE 8911/80 assumed, HE 9351/94 ex p187, W114H WESTERN REEFS GOLD MINE HT 6720/65,  N13(H) D7 HT 7588/68, No.17 MR 8640/41 Dsm, frame only converted to a mobile compressor to provide air braking for passenger services, MR 8995/46 Dsm assumed, Charley MR 9976/54. Gauge 600mm: (NG) 35 - HE 7010/71 reb HAB 6941/88. Petrol Locos: Gauge 2ft: (Oakley) Bg 774/19 assumed, Planet (20) - FH 1776/31. Petrol Railcars: Gauge 4ft 8.5": Libbie Bg 1097/20. Gauge 2ft: UID Fairmont Speeder ex Canada, 2705 A9 - Fairmont Speeder 252319 ex Canada, NemethJ/2009 reb HE 9903/2009 (Landrover), ("Galloping Goose") - StanhopeT/2005 ex p52. Battery Electric Locos: Gauge 2ft: JM LM23 GB 420253/70 reb WR/83, WR 6092/58, CONTEX (1) - CE 5940A/72 assumed. Compressed Air Loco: Gauge 2ft: SID HE 9902/2009*. Wickham Trolleys: Gauge 4ft 8.5": Wkm 4164/c48^^ see note 1, (DB 965045 68011 WR 3002) - Wkm 7073/55 dsm^^ ex p236. Gauge 3ft 6": Wkm 5864/51. Gauge 3ft: Wkm 4091/46 dsm^^ ex p221. Gauge 2ft: (A155W TR11 PWM 2187) - Wkm 4164/48 reb CravenJ/87 (gauge convertible). Carriages: Gauge 4ft 8.5": GNSR: No.31 B/o. Gauge 2ft/2ft 6": 1, 7 Sam, 8 Arabella, 9, 10 Diane, 19, 25 Julia. Steam Crane: Gauge 4ft 8.5": DS199 Grafton 1618/17.

Note 1: Parts from Wkm 4164 were used in the CravenJ vehicle listed above, and now the dsm frame of Wkm 4164 is on display.

Note 2: Movements: P 1530 to Chasewater Rly. RH 221625 and RH 433388 to Penrhyn Quarries Ltd. HE 8819 to Bressingham Steam & Gardens.

* = In steam/working.

^^ = Not seen by all.

 

Chris Withington, Bank Close Cottage, Uttoxeter (visit).

Gauge 4ft 8.5": Wickham Trolleys: (900312 YORK 21) - Wkm/31, (900332) LNER 59 - Wkm 497/32, A159 PWM 2191 - Wkm 4168/48, (TR1) 6872 PWM 2773 - Wkm 6872/54, (DX 68051) - Wkm 6901/54 dsm, Wkm UID/32 dsm formerly carrying plate Wkm 7581/56 ex p206.

With Thanks to Mr Withington for arranging and hosting our visit.

Wkm 6885/54 has recently departed to a new owner, a member of the Chasewater Railway.

 

Uttoxeter Level Crossing (view)

DMU: 153383.

 

Alan Civil, Bramshall (visit).

Gauge 4ft 8.5": Wickham Trolley: 900331 - Wkm 496/32. Gauge 1000mm: Petrol: RP 51168/16 listed on p282.

With Thanks to Mr Civil for arranging and hosting our visit.

 

Churnet Valley Railway, Cheddleton Station and Depot (visit).

Gauge 4ft 8.5": In service: Steam: 69621 (999E 7999 961 999 A J HILL) - Str/24 ex p85. DMU: M50455 (53455) - BRCW/57, M50517 (53517) - BRCW/57, M59701. Carriages: Mk1: 4354, 13236, 16155 (7155), 35343. Not in service: Steam: (48173 8173) - Crewe/43 dsm, (411.144) 6046 - BLW 72080/45, 5197 - Lima 8856/45, BP 1827/1879 dsm under repair. Diesel: D1107 47524 - Crewe/66, D2334 - RSHD 8193/61 DC 2715/61, (D6513) 33102 - BRCW DEL105/60, (D6539) 33021 Captain Charles - BRCW DEL131/61, (D6605 37305) 37407 - EE 3565/65 EEV D994/65, (D6979 37279) 37424 - EE 3539/65 EEV D968/65, (D7672 25912) 25322 TAMWORTH CASTLE - Dby/67, BRIGHTSIDE - YE 2672/59, No.6 ROGER H BENNETT - YE 2748/59. DMU: 59137. Carriages: LMS: 45028. North Staffordshire Rly: (28) b/o on wagon underframe from tippler 23002. Mk1: 4392 (977632), 4779, 35473. Mk2: 5175. NPCCS: Mk1: 80030, (81114) 84114 024914, 86197 (93197 061174), 86470 93470, (86500 93500 977442). Crane: TS 27322/72. On-Track Machine: 73309 - P&T 532/75. Small Plant: (419) 6224 - Matisa/70, DX 30002 (XRP)2121, 68801 - Perm 002/85 ex p58, (DX)68803 (RTU 8803) - Perm 004/85, (PL063) - Permaquip Platform Lift/87 assumed, RT1 - Raynesway Plant Trolley with Crane (Balfour Beatty)/93 ex p58. Wickham Trolley: 950021 - Wkm 590/32 pvd. Road/Rail: O&K MH 4S - 307097/89. Wagons: LMS: 269460, 731790. BR: 200056, 200155, 740971, (783361) 230235, 783022/230327, 784081/230017, 784574/230029, 785811, 909012 (042129), 955095 (Underframe only converted to weed killer unit), 993707. MOD: 4054.

With Thanks to Martin Brightside for organising and Luke for hosting our visit.

Rudyard Lake Railway (visit)

Gauge 10.25": Running on the train was: 'KING ARTHUR' = ESR 324/2005 {0-6-2T}. Outside of the sheds were: 'PENDRAGON' = ESR 297/1994 {2-4-2T}, 'MERLIN' = ESR 296/1998 {2-4-2T}, 'WAVERLEY' = D.Curwen/1952 {4-4-2}, 'VICTORIA' = D.Vere/1993 {2-6-2T}. Inside the sheds were: 'EXCALIBUR' = ESR 294/1993 {2-4-2T}, 'MORDRED' = T.Stanhope/c1969 {4wPM}, 'RUDYARD LADY' = L.Smith/1989 {4-4wDM}.
With Thanks to Mike Hanson for organising and Jeff for hosting our visit.

Moseley Railway Trust, Apedale Heritage Centre (visit)

Steam Loco: Gauge 2ft: KS 3014/16. Diesel Locos: Gauge 2ft 6": 3 (57) - HE 8827/79, 8 - HE 8830/79, 11 - HE 8968/80, (54 Yard No. 54 TO 235) - FH 2196/40 dsm. Gauge 2ft: 3 - MR 8878/44, 5 (65) - RH 223667/43, 7 WADE - MR 8663/41, 13 - MR 11142/60, 14 Knothole Worker MR 22045/59, 18 8103 LCWW18 - HE 6299/64, 20 - MR 8748/42, 21 - MR 8669/41, 24 HE 1974/39, (ND10448 25) - HE 6007/63, 26 - HE 6018/61, 27 - RH 198297/39, 24 (28) - RH 198228/40, VANGUARD (29) - RH 195846/39, 31 - RH 189972/38, 34 RH 164350/33, 37 - RH 260719/48, 38 (KENNETH) - RH 223749/44, (40) - SMH 40SD516/79, (41) - MR 5821/34, 42 - MR 7710/39, (43) - SMH 104G063/76, 44 CHAUMONT - HU LX1002/68, (45) - RH 179870/36, (ND6458 48) R12 - RH 235725/44, 50 DELTA - Dtz 10050/31, 53 - FH 2306/40, (56) 13 - HE 9082/84 previously 2ft 6" gauge, (58) - HC D558/30, 61 - MR 1320/18, (62) - RH 497542/63, (64) - RH 256314/49, 74 OK 3444/30?, (80) - LB 52610/61, (81) - MR 2197/23, (82) 33 DRACULA - FH 3582/54, (83 RHIWBACH) - Rhiwbach/35 dsm, (86) - FH 2586/41, 89 2 GHOST - R&R 84/38, 6 - MR 7066/38, DH887 (ND10393) BD 3756/81. Gauge 1ft 11.5": RH 193974/38 ex p218. Petrol Locos: Gauge 2ft: 6 - MR 9104/41, 33 - MR 7033/36, LR3090 (47) - MR 1369/18, (52) - Bg 1695/28, (59) - OK 4588/32, (60) - MR 6035/37, (78) - MR 5038/30, (84) - H 984/31. Gauge 1ft 11.5": (RTT/767156) - Wkm 3158/c43. Battery Electric Locos: Gauge 2ft 6": 12 BV 565/70, (70 CRYSTAL) - WR K7070/70. Gauge 2ft: CE B0475/75, CE B0495/75, CE B1854/79, 1 (Royal Scot) WR C6717/63, (2) - WR C6716/63, 66 PIKROSE - PWR B0366/93, 67 - WR D6912/64, 71 - CE 5843/71. Wickham Trolley: Gauge 2ft: (35) DX 68061 (TR26 PWM 2214) - Wkm 4131/47. Passenger carrying rolling stock: 4 x 4wl articulated Manrider (R.B. Bolton Ltd, 4098.12.02), NGB 8502 Bogie Hudson Brake Van (ex RNAD) in green (W/n 2008700-5),  Bogie Hudson toastrack passenger carriage, S 4-wheel Replica Penrhyn Open coach, H 4-wheel Replica Penrhyn Open coach, O 4-wheel Penrhyn Open coach.

Notes:

1) A big Thank You to Mel Roberts and Richard Grey for arranging and Phil Robinson for hosting our visit.

2) One of B0475, B0495 or B1854 carries running number "7".

3) The museum building was not viewed, and is believed to contain;

Diesel: Gauge 2ft: 6 (16) - HE 9056/82, 6 (36) - RH 280865/49. Petrol: Gauge 2ft: LR2832 (39) - MR 1111/18. Battery: Gauge 1ft 6": Lady Anne (72) - CE B0922A/75.

4) HC 1238 and HE 1215 are away at a private location in Derbyshire.

Electromotive Diesels Inc, Longport (view)

NPCCS: SR: 1629 b/o assumed.

Passing: DMU: 153308. DEMU: 221127.

 

Heading South on M5 (passed in car twice!)^

Road/Rail: GBL & Sons: PY02NDN 979086-4 - Mercedes-Benz Unimog U400 with Jetter and Tanker 200692.

 

Bristol Parkway / Stoke Gifford Yard (view)^

Diesel: 66527/601. Wagons: 370144/349.

^ = Not seen by entire party.