© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2011 The warm spring weather during the week was too good to last - Friday was warm and sunny, Saturday was misty and murky - and cold. There were lots of grumpy gricers shivering in the fields - at first, anyway. Grumpiness soon gave way to enjoyment and delight at the entertainment offered on this wonderful railway. There were no fewer than 11 locomotives in steam and in action! In no particular order, we would see* Trangkil No. 4 - "old-build" Hunslet 3902 of 1971 "Statfold" - new-build Hunslet 3903 of 2005 "Jack Lane" - new-build Hunslet 3904 of 2006  "Harrogate" Peckett 2050 of 1944 Sragi No.1 - Krauss 4045 of 1899 Sragi No 14 "Max" - O&K 10750 of 1923 Pakis Baru 1 - O&K 614 of 1900 Pakis Baru 5 - O&K 1473 of 1905 "Saccharine" - Fowler 13355 of 1914 Isibutu - Bagnall 4-4-0T 2820 of 1945 SF Djatibarang No 9 Jung Mallet 4878 of 1930 The last two above were of particular interest - I'd met Isibutu on several occasions, but never in steam. And the last - SF Djatibarang - is the latest locomotive to be fully restored by the Statfold team, making its public debut. It will shortly be meeting a much wider audience on the Welsh Highland Railway - now that should be fun... As well as the operating locomotives, there are many other things of interest at Statfold (mostly with flanged wheels...) - several are illustrated below. Little more needs to be said - a great day despite the dodgy weather. *and, of course, the 2' gauge Land Rover... Remember, the Statfold Barn Railway is private - but holds three enthusiast days every year. Dates and booking forms are on the railway's website (see link below) Saccharine Jack Lane and Max Pakis Baru No 5 Smoke and steam and Saccharine Sragi No 1 on freight Trangkil No 4 The new Mallet Sragi and the freight - and the 2' gauge Land Rover Saccharine comes in from the fields West Riding Leyland O&K 5662 of 1912, ex-Argentina Corpet tank "Minas de Aller"; unusual indirect motion... No 50 Hudswell Badger D1419 of 1971 Little and large... Hunslets George Sholto (996 of 1909) and Coal Products No 6 (2868 of 1943, reb 3883 of 1963) No 9 on the std. gauge crossing Taking a ride with No 9 No 9 on the balloon loop Isibutu on shed Jack Lane and Max again Jack Lane and Max Pakis Baru No 5 No 9 SF Djatibarang Isibutu leaves Oak Tree Halt Pakis Baru No 5 Trangkil No 4 on freight Sragi No 1 on freight Harrogate - at the clever bit of trackwork... Jack Lane and Max Mallet No. 9 SF Djatibarang Bronllwyd Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0WT 1643 of 1930 Isibutu on the freight Link: Statfold Barn Railway official website