The Foxfield Railway, whilst being a relative newcomer to the Railcar scene, is a much older establishment within railway preservation. Based around the original Foxfield Colliery, the line (built in 1893) was closed in 1965 and steadily revived by preservationists.
The railway runs from Caverswall Road, the headquarters, to Dilhorne Park with a small section further on to Foxfield Colliery which includes the steepest adhesion worked incline in the country, at 1-in-19.
The railway took delivery of a Class 101 driving trailer vehicle in 2015, the first railcar vehicle to run on its metals, with a view to usng it as a push-pull hauled coach behind industrial vacuum braked steam and diesel locomotives.
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