In Pictures: Burton & Ashby 14 update

Work on returning Burton and Ashby 14 to the rails is continuing at the Statfold Barn Railway in Staffordshire with the owner of the railway hoping that no. 14 will be running in the UK once again in March.

The tram continues to be restored to operational condition and is being fitted to run on batteries on a short running line which won’t have overhead installed. In addition to work on the tram the majority of the line has been laid – save for around 100 metres – and a dedicated shed for no. 14 is also under construction.

The Statfold Barn Railway is a private railway near Tamworth which only opens to enthusiasts on a selected few dates each year. In 2017 these will be on Saturdays 25th March, 10th June and 9th September and you can apply for tickets on their website at In addition there is a Giant Miniature Weekend on 6th and 7th May and again tickets must be applied for in advance through their website.

14 looking resplendent in the main building at Statfold Barn Railway in October 2016.

A close-up of the Midland Railway crest on 14.

The side of 14.

One of the controllers of 14. (All Photographs by Pete Watkins)

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3 Responses to In Pictures: Burton & Ashby 14 update

  1. Nigel Pennick says:

    Where will the batteries be? In a trailer? Good that they are getting it operational again.

  2. DAVE MITCHELL says:

    Very impressed good that its not to far from its home of origional service,

    All the very best to the owners for the care lavished and the reimporting of a unique tram which will continue in its origional function.

  3. Mike Washenko says:

    Magnificent work, looks much better than the last time I saw her in the garage in Detroit. I’m very pleased she will be under excellent care and use in the UK.

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