A couple of weeks ago I posted some pictures of the various steam locomotives batting around the Statfold Barn Railway at the recent open day. Of course the running locomotives are the really fun part of the open day, but they are only the tip of the Statfold iceberg.
The roundhouse contains far more traction – steam, petrol and diesel, an array of fascinating and diverse motive power.
A corner of the roundhouse. Literally – a tiny part of a huge collection of traction. This place is amazing!
Robert Hudson (Leeds) 4wPM 39924 of 1924. The engine and transmission of a Fordson tractor, mounted on a rail chassis. It was built for use in Lanarkshire County Council’s Cairngryffe quarry.
I’ll just leave this here.
(But bear in mind that this picture was taken 10/6/2017, she might already be adorning someone else’s railway.)
Hunslet Engine Co 4wDH 9351 of 1994, a tunnelling contractor’s locomotive. It was built for use on the Jubilee line Green Park – Westminster – Waterloo. Later it was used by Murphy on the Lower Lea Valley Cable Tunnel project, which was part of the early preparation for the 2012 Olympics.
Near the roundhouse can be found some road vehicles.
The picture of this beautifully restored tramcar last year, when it was in the museum. This year it was operating and I rode on it, but did not manage to take a better picture than this one.
Interior of the Plymouth. Bench front seat, and is that the gear lever on the steering column?
I photographed this magnificent Kenworth tractor in 2016 – it was not in evidence this year.
Fans of “Convoy” will remember that Rubber Duck’s truck was “a Kenworth pullin’ logs”. Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
We were also allowed to wander around the impressive engineering workshop. Work in progress was displayed.
The notice reads :
Single cylinder traction engine crank. We have removed the gear and made a new key and deepened the key way, then re-fitted the gear back on.
There are several of these Victorian metal framed windows in the rear part of the engineering workshop. It’s not clear whether the building is old and they are original to it, or whether they have been salvaged for re-use here. Either way they impart a great atmosphere to the workshop.
Notice in the engineering workshop. Beyond the tortuous grammar and obvious double-entendre there lies a more subtle engineers’ joke.
There is also a fine collection of signs of all sorts.
Detail of the station canopy brackets.
There has to be a working loco somewhere in this post. Here is Sragi No 1 backing out of the running shed. That looks like Minas De Aller No 2 behind.