About the Autumn Festival of Steam
The Foxfield Light Railway is located in North Staffordshire a few miles east of Stoke-on-Trent. This passenger-carrying heritage line is serviced by the Caverswall Road Station just south of the village of Caverswall. Originally built to carry coal from Foxfield, the line now serves as a unique tourist attraction and provides visitors with a great, fun-filled, family day out.
Throughout the yearly event calendar, Foxfield Steam Railway hosts weekend events that provide visitors with the chance, not only to ride on the passenger locomotives but also to experience other activities too. Each year the event line up includes themed weekend events to showcase their rich heritage. For a list of this year's events, see the list below.
The railway also provides some unique experiences in between events. The late 1800s Victorian Steam Knotty Coach and Engine runs on various days throughout the year. Or join the locomotive driver in the Cab and feel the thrilling steam power in a 'Footplate Experience'. And if that is not exciting enough for you, why not take part in the Steam Driver Experience - your chance to get your hands dirty, fire up the boiler, and haul the passenger coaches through the stunning Staffordshire Moorlands.
Foxfield Steam Railway
The Foxfield Light Railway Society was established in the late 1960s to preserve and operate the old colliery line. Since that time the society has gone from strength to strength, and now as a registered charity continues to provide individual groups and the public the chance to experience steam-powered travel and services. Foxfield Light Railway is run entirely by volunteers, and they are always eager to bring on new volunteers to help with all aspects of running the railway. Check out their 'JOIN US!' page on the official website.
Entry To The Event
Prices for the special events can vary, so give them a call beforehand, to check prices snd times. But, as an example, the RED TIMETABLE (used for some events) starts running from 11.30 am with another two departures for the day at 1.00 pm and 2.30 pm. Tickets cost £8.50 for adults, £ 3.50 for under sixteens and £7.00 for concessions. Family tickets are available for £22.00.
Somewhere to Stay in Staffordshire
There are, literally, hundreds of hotels, bed and breakfast and campsites in the area. The closest to the railway is the Weathervane 3-star hotel just off the A50 in Blythe Bridge. Other options are available in Stoke, Leek, Uttoxeter and Stafford, to suit every budget.
Getting To Caverswall Road Station
Getting to the railway is relatively straightforward. Find your way to the A50 which runs between Uttoxeter and Stoke-on-Trent. Access the A50 from the A520 which runs between Stone and Leek if you are travelling from those directions. Leave the A50 (Uttoxeter Road) on the west side of Blythe Bridge, at Grindley Roundabout, and head east on to Grindley Lane (B5029). At the T-junction on the main road turn right then make a left immediately after you cross the stream and level crossing. You are now on Caverswall Road, which will lead straight to your destination. Be careful on Caverswall Road as the road narrows and oncoming traffic can be obscured by trees and buildings.
Other Things To Do Around Blythe Bridge
If you are sticking around for a long weekend, what else is going on around Blythe Bridge? Keeping to the industrially steamed theme, why not try a day at the Etruria Industrial Museum on the other side of Stoke-on-Trent. This charming museum has plenty to offer including a team room and a picnic area next to the canal. And, to the northeast, find yourself back at another Heritage railway courtesy of Kingsley and Froghall Station in the Churnet Valley, or to the northwest Apedale Heritage Centre, with its mine tours, museum, and light railway.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome outside the railway buildings. If you find your throat a little dry after the exhaustion of your steam experience, try the onsite buffet service or a pint of real ale at 'The Foxfield Arms'.
Other Foxfield Steam Railway 2020 Events
Weekend events throughout the year.
|23rd May, 2020||Miniature Mayhem|
|25th May, 2020||Miniature Mayhem|
|16th May, 2020||War Wheels Weekend|
|17th May, 2020||War Wheels Weekend|
|18th July, 2020||Summer Gala|
|19th July, 2020||Summer Gala|
|⯁ 26th September, 2020||⯁ Autumn Festival of Steam|
|27th September, 2020||Autumn Festival of Steam|
|4th October, 2020||Autumn Vehicle Rally|
|31st October, 2020||Freaky Foxfield|
|1st November, 2020||Freaky Foxfield|
When is the next Autumn Festival of Steam?
The Autumn Festival of Steam is planned to take place at Caverswall Road Station, Caverswall Road, Blythe Bridge, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST11 9BG, Saturday 26th September, 2020. This is a Steam Event.
01782 39 6210
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