A 3¼ hour drive north brought me to Amerton, Staffordshire, home of the Staffordshire Narrow Gauge Railway Ltd. Their line is adjacent to the Amerton working farm tourist attraction, This weekend is their annual gala and their three steam locomotives and three visiting locomotives were in use. There was quite a crowd present and plenty of activity, with locomotives alternating on the passenger train and three freight consists.
Two 'Wren' locomotives were in use as well as a small but powerful gasworks loco. There was also a locally-built vertical boilered locomotive and the newly restored Hudswell Clarke number 19 from Lautoka Mill, Fiji, visiting from Statfold Barn.
|Nick Williams' Barclay gasworks loco JACK|
|Graham Morris' Wren, PETER PAN|
|Bagnall ISABEL, which initiated the whole Amerton project|
|Lautoka 19 and ISABEL|
|A sight to behold, last seen in Fiji|
|PADDY, a 'bitsa' geared vertical boiler locomotive|
|JENNIE, a new Wren built at Statfold Barn|
|Carriage shunting with a Ruston LBT|