Thursday 10th October 2013
Old Potteries Steam Train returns to Stoke-on-Trent
This weekend, the Foxfield Steam Railway will be welcoming a steam engine that used travel the length and breadth of Staffordshire in its heyday.
Thursday 3rd October 2013
Robert Stephenson 0-4-0ST No.7063 "Eustace Forth"
Today saw the arrival of an 0-4-0 tank locomotive...
Tuesday 1st October 2013
Autumn Steam Spectacular at the Heritage Foxfield Steam Railway
Blythe Bridge, 02/10/13.This Autumn, the Foxfield Steam Railway welcomes a steam engine that used travel the length and breadth of Staffordshire in its heyday. The ‘Jinty’ as it is known was a common sight travelling through Stoke-on-Trent on the Potteries Loop Line hauling passenger and freight trains.
Wednesday 18th September 2013
Railway set for major steam party...
Foxfield Railway, situated in Blythe Bridge is welcoming visitors to its annual traction engine steam party on the 29thSeptember. Visitors will be able to see a variety of steam engines throughout the day, as well as travelling on Foxfield's very own steam hauled trains. Up to 10 engines from all over the county will come together to provide an un-missable display of history and horsepower. Many of which worked in around Staffordshire when it thrived on its industry.
Wednesday 21st August 2013
North Staffordshire Railway number 127 returns home after restoration.
The delivery of the vehicle on 22 August 2013 will mark the completion of a project begun decades ago by heritage railway enthusiasts in
Tuesday 20th August 2013
Cooking with a steam train using its fire.
The tradition of cooking food on the footplate of a steam train is all not dead at the Foxfield Railway in Staffordshire. The fine art of cooking bacon, sausage and every else needed for a full English breakfast is still a common practise amongst many railway volunteers who meticulously plan the preparation, cooking and serving of a breakfast with nothing more than shovel to cook with!
Wednesday 17th July 2013
A sneak preview in some preperations for this years Summer Gala in pictures...
Tuesday 9th July 2013
Stoke-on-Trent built steam engine returns home!
The stage is set at the Foxfield Railway for one of the biggest steam events of the year. Up to seven steam engines will be performing on the steeply graded line making each engine work extremely hard as they put on a show for visitors from far and wide. The annual Steam Gala takes place on 20th & 21st July and attracts thousands of visitors from across the country - being noted as one of the best steam events in the country. Visitors have said this is mainly due to having the steepest adhesion worked incline in the World and for operating an ex-colliery railway with steam engines that would have been found here in their working life is truly unique setting.
Tuesday 18th June 2013
Miniature Mayhem event this weekend heralds young engineer’s success!
This weekend in Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire Foxfield Railway will again be celebrating the success of the miniature railway run and built by young engineers aged between 14 & 18.
Monday 17th June 2013
Allen Civil (TDAC)
A tribute to a preservation icon...
Monday 3rd June 2013
Foxfield throws on a FREE event this coming weekend at the Colliery!
The Foxfield Colliery pithead buildings owned by the Foxfield Railway will be open to view this Sunday 9th June in celebration of local and regional heritage.
Thursday 28th March 2013
Steam trains in the snow? It must be Easter!
The sound of steam trains returns to hills of Staffordshire this weekend as Foxfield Railway in Blythe Bridge opens its doors to the 2013 season! The last train ran on the railway on Christmas Eve and after the annual winter maintenance period Foxfield’s steam engines are ready roll again.
Wednesday 27th March 2013
Foxfield Railway tackles five feet snow drifts!
The weather the ultimate maker and breaker of anyone’s day and Foxfield were no exception. The railway was subjected to tons of snow covering the line from the main station at Caverswall Road right through to Dilhorne Park. In places five foot of snow had gathered on top of the rails making it impossible to pass through with normal steam trains!
Tuesday 12th March 2013
Victorian Steam Engine returns to steam after overhaul.
1879 built 'Beyer Peacock' returns to steam after three year overhaul...
Sunday 30th December 2012
2013 events have now been confirmed. Pens at the ready!
Take a sneak peak at what we are up to next year - make sure you have your diary.
Monday 26th November 2012
Santa arrives at Foxfield this Saturday.
Hi kids, Santa here! Just a little message to let you all know that you will not be disappointed when you visit the Foxfield Railway this year.
Thursday 1st November 2012
Foxfield hunt for another SELL OUT Santa season this Christmas!
Its full steam ahead for Santa! As the man is red is back at the railway this Christmas...
Monday 29th October 2012
Halloween Special - Discounts on train fares !
Celebrate Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s success at the Olympics and Paralympics with our Halloween Special discount voucher!
Friday 12th October 2012
BR BLACK FIVE TO VISIT FOXFIELD! AUTUMN STEAM GALA 2012
Yes, that's right a black five will be visiting Foxfield Railway for our Autumn Steam Gala. Obviously we are overwhelmed at the agreement to bring such an engine to Foxfield and can't wait to see it at work on our banks. Black Five's were often a common sight around Stoke hauling coal trucks from the exchange sidings so it is only fitting that we can bring one in for this event.
Wednesday 19th September 2012
The RAT is to ride again!
The Foxfield Railway’s Real Ale Train (The RAT) will ride again this Autumn...
Tuesday 18th September 2012
Foxfield Railway Photo Charter - ‘BAGNALL PRIDE’ - Saturday 20th October
Saturday Only. ‘BAGNALL PRIDE’ The start of the gala weekend will feature ‘2842’, ‘Florence No.2’ and Diesel ‘Wolstanton’ departing from Caverswall Road station at around 6:15am ready to be in place at Foxfield Colliery for a morning photographer’s charter.
Wednesday 5th September 2012
Event Double Whammy at Foxfield this Weekend!
Foxfield plays host to not ONE but TWO events this weekend, find out more details by reading more...
Monday 3rd September 2012
Only a 112 days until Christmas and only 9 days to see Santa at Foxfield!
Its that time of year again when we all start getting ready for the visit of the man in red...
Tuesday 14th August 2012
Knotty Coach Arnold Bennett night 18th August
Just a reminder that you are welcome this coming Saturday to attend the Arnold Bennett night at the railway commencing at 7pm. There is no admission charge but please feel free to make a donation towards the knotty coach project. There will be a couple of short stories and a Bennett quiz, so if you fancy a jackanory style night out visualising the past, but supporting the future, then come along. I look forward to welcoming you.
Wednesday 8th August 2012
Miniature railway weekend heralds youngster’s success!
This weekend in Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire Foxfield Railway will be celebrating the success of the miniature railway run and built by youngsters aged between 12 and 18!
Monday 6th August 2012
Its all a bit of a picnic...
If you go down to the Railway on Wednesday you’re in for a big surprise! We’re having a fabulous teddy bears’ picnic that all kiddies and their bears are invited to!
Friday 20th July 2012
Day 7: Ugly
The last day of our competition - don't forget our Summer Steam Gala starts tomorrow!
Thursday 19th July 2012
Day 6: Dubsy
Getting closer to the gala now... Read the bio to make sure you bag a chance to win!
Wednesday 18th July 2012
Day 5: Bellerophon
Only a couple more chances to win your gala tickets now!!!
Tuesday 17th July 2012
Day 4: Whiston
The half way point of our competition and just 4 days to go until the Summer gala starts!!!
Monday 16th July 2012
Day 3: 2842
Day 3 of our gala competition. We hope you are doing your homework...
Sunday 15th July 2012
Day 2: Wimblebury
Your second chance to win a free gala rover ticket! Make sure you read the information carefully to win!
Saturday 14th July 2012
Day 1: Florence
Your chance to win a gala rover ticket begins today! Check our Facebook page for the question about Florence No.2.
Tuesday 10th July 2012
Our summer mid-week service is back.
Wednesday 4th July 2012
Win tickets to our Summer Steam Gala!!!
If you would like a chance to win a rover ticket to our Summer Steam Gala then just click the link...
Wednesday 4th July 2012
A Royal treat for Foxfield’s Summer feast of steam.
The stage is set at the Foxfield Railway for one of the biggest steam events of the year...
Tuesday 3rd July 2012
A Summer of Steam...
Steam trains every Wednesday throughout July & August!
Monday 4th June 2012
A Century Celebrated in Style
A recent visitor to the Railway celebrated the magnificent milestone of 100 years old - and showed no signs of slowing down!
Tuesday 19th June 2012
Victorian Cream Tea - Do not miss it!!
How about enjoying a quintessentially ‘British’ cream tea on board
a steam hauled train carriage?
Saturday 16th June 2012
Father's day treat? 50 Morris minor's at Foxfield!
Don't forget to treat your dad's to a father's day out! We have over 40 visiting morris minors at the railway, steam trains and a real ale bar! What's not to like!
Wednesday 13th June 2012
Amazing collection of Morris Minors on display at Foxfield Railway during Father’s Day!
Father’s day at Foxfield Railway will see up to 40 Morris minor car’s and van’s on display throughout the day. These vintage machines often descend on Foxfield around this time of year and so to tie the event in with Father’s day helps to add something different to the ever expanding events at the railway.
Wednesday 6th June 2012
Foxfield Railway’s Steam and Cream service resumes this month!
June 24th will see the 2012 series of Steam Cream Land Cruises trains start again at the Foxfield Railway...
Wednesday 6th June 2012
Foxfield based Knotty Coach Trust receives £30k grant!
The NSR Rolling Stock Restoration Trust has the pleasure to announce that it has received major grant aid of up to £30,000 towards the restoration to running order of former NSR coach number 127.
Tuesday 5th June 2012
The Summer Steam Gala will be arriving soon...
Preservation can be seen in all its glory, this summer as the Foxfield Railway in Blythe Bridge stages its show topping, 'Steam Gala' event. Taking place on the 21stand 22nd July.
Tuesday 29th May 2012
One-Legged Shunter is open for business
The licensed real ale bar at the Railway extends its opening hours...
Wednesday 23rd May 2012
A date with Dubs?
Our ex-Shelton steel works engine earns it's keep once more...
Tuesday 22nd May 2012
A Sign of the Summer to Come!
In the midst of the engines and landscape of the Railway we are proud to welcome five new additions to the varied wildlife on site at Caverswall Road.
Tuesday 15th May 2012
Steam 'N' Ale Festival gathering pace...
As the days get closer to when our first Steam 'N' Ale festival starts, more information is announced!
Tuesday 8th May 2012
Local Resident Card receives warm welcome!
May, 7th saw the launch of the NEW residents’ card at the Foxfield Railway in Blythe Bridge. The card allows people living within a 3 mile radius the chance to ride on the railway for 25% less than the normal cost.
Wednesday 2nd May 2012
Local Residents Day is just around the corner!
The Launch of our new resident’s card will take prominence over our first resident’s day...
Friday 20th April 2012
LMS 27249 comes home to Foxfield
In the spring sunshine 27249 makes the short journey from the Churnet Valley back home to Foxfield Railway.
Wednesday 18th April 2012
Our NEW TIMETABLE poster is now available as a Download...
Follow the link below to download our timetable poster...
Friday 6th April 2012
You can now download the 2012 Foxfield Leaflet!
The 2012 leaflet is now available to download...
Friday 6th April 2012
COMING SOON! Steam 'N' Ale!
COMING SOON is our first true REAL ALE festival...
Friday 6th April 2012
Help us restore 'Lewisham'
Lewisham, a stalwart of services at Foxfield for many years could now be on the road to becoming a working steam engine once again and you could help us do it!
Tuesday 3rd April 2012
Victorian steam engine 'Bellerophon' receives some TLC...
Vintage Carriages Trust owned 'Bellerophon' is currently in the works for some maintainance...
Monday 26th March 2012
Are you geared up for the start of Foxfield's season?
We begin with a leisurely Sunday timetable next weekend before the dynamic and fun Hippy Haze 2012 music festival over the Easter weekend. There will be a full running timetable over the weekend too!
Tuesday 6th March 2012
Foxey helps Lions International Special Schools Day at Waterworld
The North Staffordshire Division of Lions International hold an annual day at Waterworld Aqua Park in Stoke-on-Trent for young people with special needs - this year Foxey was invited to help out!
Tuesday 28th February 2012
Easter is going to be rocking...
Sunday 26th February 2012
Our young guns are making a name for themselves...
As part of keeping skills alive our younger members are growing their miniature railway...
Sunday 26th February 2012
Make 'Engineer' a protected title
Engineering suffers from an image problem. People believe that engineers simply fix things, but we don't: we invent things...
Tuesday 21st February 2012
How things used to be...
Take a look at how Foxfield used to be with this selection of achived photographs...
Monday 20th February 2012
Why not follow our Social Media pages?
Not only can you keep up to date with the railway on our website but you can also Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter!
Monday 20th February 2012
2012 Timetable leaflet taster...
Our forthcoming 2012 leaflet is nearly ready for printing.
Wednesday 18th January 2012
Ex-Shelton Steel Works Steam Engines posed together for the first time in 40 years!
Sunday 25th September saw ex-Shelton steel works steam engines Hawarden and the Dubs Crane Tank together again after 40 years during the Foxfield Railways annual Traction Engine Steam Party.