The Railway

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...
From the days of the railway originally carrying coal from Foxfield Colliery to serve major cities, the Foxfield Railway has evolved into one of Staffordshire’s must do attractions.
Enoch Mann, a local colliery owner, built the line to carry coal from Foxfield Colliery in the village of Dilhorne to the North Staffordshire Railway at Blythe Bridge. Instead of taking a direct route he diverted the line over the hills away from his house. Because of this we are extremely lucky that the line boldly crosses open moorland, hills and woods which result in spectacular sights and sounds as trains climb some of the steepest gradients on any standard gauge railway in the United Kingdom.

Sample a taste of Staffordshire countryside by traveling in style on board our period carriages and enjoy the magic of steam whatever the weather. Besides the train we have many other facilities you can sample such as our museum where you can get up close and personal with steam engines and rolling stock. You may wish to take a bite to eat in our splendid café, purchase a souvenir in our shop or sample our own real ale pub which offers a great range of beers and other drinks.
We offer special memory making experiences including our fabulous ‘Steam and Cream Land Cruise Trains’ and also our magical Footplate Experience days which are ideal gifts for that special person.
The railway is run by volunteers with trains normally running every Sunday and Bank Holiday from Easter until Christmas.
Foxfield, it’s more more than just a train ride...