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FR EE VO UC HE RS IN SI DE!

ST EA M T R A IN S

F O R A LL A G E S

2013

timetable & information www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk


Welcome to the Foxfield Railway, situated in Dilhorne Park

Blythe Bridge

(Caverswall Road)

Foxfield Colliery (Future extension)


the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands...

Welcome to

Foxfield

2013 marks the 120th anniversary since the building of the Foxfield Railway line. Enoch Mann, a local colliery owner built the line to carry coal from the colliery at Dilhorne to Blythe Bridge. Instead of taking the more direct route he diverted the line over the moors away from the his house. From this we are extremly thankful that the line boldly crosses open moorland, hills and woods which results in spectacular sights and sounds as trains climb some of the steepest gradients to be found on any standard gauge railway in the UK. Thank you Enoch, you have left Staffordshire with a beautiful treasure! From this our unique Steam Railway nestles in the heart of Staffordshire at Blythe Bridge. You can travel on our wonderful steam hauled trains through the glorious countryside to Dilhorne Park, our current remote stop from where the trappings of modern life do not spoil the view as you are swept back in time. You can sample a taste of the Staffordshire countryside by travelling in style on-board our period carriages whilst enjoying the magic of being hauled by a steam engine. Not only can you enjoy the train but we have many other facilities which you can sample with our museum allowing you to get up close and personal with steam engines. You may wish to enjoy a bite to eat in our splendid cafĂŠ or even enjoy our very own real pub which offers a great range of beers and soft drinks. You can check when to travel either by reading on or by visiting our website: www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk.


Calendar and Timetables... MARCH S

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Non-Event days

Adult:

£7.50

Concession:

£5.50

Children (16):

£3.00

Special Events:

Please check the special event pages nearer to the event date as prices may vary.


MAY S

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AUGUST S

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All Steam

All Steam

Red Timetable

Yellow Timetable

Caverswall Road

12:00

13:30

15:00

11:30

13:00

14:30

16:00

Dilhorne Park

12:18

13:48

15:18

11:48

13:18

14:43

16:18

Dilhorne Park

12:25

13:55

15:25

11:55

13:25

14:55

16:25

Caverswall Road

12:43

14:13

15:43

12:13

13:43

15:13

16:43

Special Events take place throughout the year. A special timetable will be in operation. Santa Specials run during December - please check our website or our Santa leaflet available later in the year for details.

Please Note: Steam locomotives are used throughout the year and the smoke from these engines adds to the heritage ambience of this historic railway. Please take care when close to the locomotives, especially when trains are leaving the stations. Every effort will be made to maintain the services shown. However, the Company reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice and accepts no liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay thereby caused.


Special Events SPRING

29th – 31st March & 1st April Easter Egg Hunt - KIDS FOR A QUID! 6th & 7th April Bagnall Reunion Gala - Alfred and Judy to visit! 13th & 14th April Foxey’s Family Fun Weekend

SUMMER

2nd June Foxfield Colliery Open Day / Car Rally 22nd & 23rd June Miniature Railway Gala Weekend 6th July Summer Evening Special 7th July Strawberry Specials 20th & 21st July Summer Steam Gala 10th August Summer Evening Special 14th, 21st, 25th & 26th August Teddy Bears Picnic

AUTUMN

14th & 15th September Heritage Colliery Open Weekend 29th September Traction Engine Steam Party 12th & 13th October Autumn Steam Gala

WINTER

30th November & 1st – 24th December Santa Specials


Railway Experiences A fantastic opportunity to relive the bygone eraâ&#x20AC;Ś The Foxfield Railway offers the thrill of firing and driving a full-sized locomotive. Whether it is to realise a life-long ambition, or as that very special gift, driving a railway locomotive is an amazing adventure. Read below to find out about experiences that we currently offer...

Steam Train Footplate Ride Duration: One Hour 2013 Dates: 21st April, 12th May, 9th June, 28th July, 11th August, 15th September & 6th October.

Steam Train Driver Experience Duration: All Day 2013 Dates: 20th April, 11th May, 8th June, 6th & 27th July, 10th August, 14th September & 5th October.

Diesel Train Driver Experience Duration: All Day 2013 Dates: 1st June & 3rd August.

See our Railway Experience leaflet or visit our website for more details...


Steam & Cream Land Cruise Trains

Come and enjoy a majestic Sunday afternoon steam hauled train journey while enjoying a cream tea on board. Your steam hauled train will depart Caverswall Road Station at 16:00hrs* prompt for a 50 minute scenic round trip to the setting of the BBC’s Victorian Costume drama “Cranford”. Your train will travel through the Staffordshire Moorlands to the famous Hanbury Halt station which displays fine views across the across the countryside, during your journey a cream tea consisting of a large homemade scone, jam, cream and a pot of tea will be served to you at your seat. After disembarking you may wish to sample a real ale or a glass of wine in our fully licensed bar before onward travel. Prices £12.50 per head or save 10% when booking a table of four for just £45...

2013 Dates: Sunday 21st April, Sunday 12th May, Wednesday 29th May, Sunday 16th June, Sunday 28th July, Wednesday 7th August, Sunday 18th August, Sunday 22nd September, Sunday 6th October & Wednesday 30th October. To book call 01782 396210 or email: enquiries@foxfieldrailway.co.uk Please arrive 30 minutes before departure in order to be shown to your seats. *Please note midweek and October Cream Tea Services depart at 15:00hrs.


Other Services Fancy a bite to eat? Tantalise your taste buds with a delicious meal in our buffet, if your after a light bite or a full meal, we have something for you. A warm welcome awaits you and your family as well as a generous helping of hospitality.

How about a drink? Our CAMRA award winning bar ‘The One Legged Shunter’ serves a variety of real ales from local suppliers as well as one or two interlopers from further afield. Our coal burning stove helps you to feel well and truly at home. A popular venue with the locals!

Visit our Souvenir Shop... Our on-site shop stocks a wide range of souvenirs, gifts, toys, DVD’s and model railway items. Visit the on-line shop at www.thesteamrailwayshop.com.

Group Travel Travelling as a pre-booked group not only provides a discount on your ticket price for our standard train services but it also includes reserved seating on our trains. Group travel is available for pre-booked groups of ten or more persons. Call 01782 396210 to receive our complementary Groups Travel Guide to Foxfield brochure.

Special Trains and Corporate Hospitality We are able to offer the full hire of the railway throughout the year and have trains to comfortably sit 200 people. We can offer a bespoke service and tailor your event to your needs. Call us to see how we could meet your requirements: 01782 396210.

Private hire and functions Our Caverswall Road Station has the benefit of being able to offer a facility for all types of Parties, Wedding Receptions and Private Events. If you would like to know more about what we can offer call 01782 396210 for more details.


Why not join us? A railway, whether large or small needs virtually every skill imaginable from senior management through all kinds of financial and engineering management to hard graft on a shovel either firing a locomotive or packing ballast under the track. We have buildings and gardens to maintain as well as the trains themselves. Whatever skill you have we can use it. Any help or assistance you could give us on a regular or occasional form would be most welcome. Membership Application Form: Please complete the form below and send with a cheque made payable to “FLRS Ltd” to: Name(s):

Age (if under 18):

Address:

Postcode:

Telephone No:

Mobile:

Email: Occupation: Annual Subscriptions (Please tick a category required) Full (Adult): £15 Family (2A + 2C): £25 Junior (Under 14 - 17): £10 Optional donation (Please insert amount): £ Signed:

Date:

If you are considering becoming a volunteer please tick this box: Reg. Office: Caverswall Road Station, Bylthe Bridge, Staffordshire, ST11 9BG Reg Charity No. 1127378

Please send your completed forms to: C/O Membership Secretary, Foxfield Railway, Caverswall Road Station, Bylthe Bridge, Staffordshire, ST11 9BG


Use our vouchers and save...

2013

2013 2013 *Terms of use for money saving vouchers: 1). Vouchers can only be redeemed on non-event days. 2). Vouchers cannot be used on special services unless specified. 3). Vouchers valid from March 27th until June 31st 2013 and September 1st until October 31st. 4) Only one voucher can be used per visit. 5) No photocopies will be accepted. 6) Vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.


How to find us

Public Transport: Nearest bus stop is at Blythe Bridge, approx. 1/2 mile walking distance. Contact First Bus Company on: 08456 020 121 The nearest Main Line railway station is Blythe Bridge, approx. 1/2 mile walking distance. Contact National Rail enquiries on: 08457 48 49 50 All our trains are steam hauled. Every effort will be given to provide the advertised facilties. However the company reserve the right to alter services, facilites and dates/times of operation without notice and accepts no liability for any loss inconvenience or delays caused.

FOXFIELD RAILWAY

Caverswall Road Station, Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire, ST11 9BG

Tel: 01782 396210 Enquiries@foxfieldrailway.co.uk Website: www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk Connect with us...

Photographs courtesy of: G Walker, F Richards, D Fletcher, H Hall, R Barnett & D Gilbert. Published by R Barnett FLRS Ltd.


Foxfield Railway Leaflet 2013