Foxfield Railway is a preserved industrial standard gauge line owned by a charity run entirely by volunteers
Lydia Tilt on 06 August 2019 12:57:43
Value - Corporate Social Responsibility
In the early hours of Thursday 27th June 2019, the Foxfield Railway received a visit from intruders with malicious intent. These intruders broke into several buildings, stole a significant number of tools and caused safety critical damage to the trackwork and signalling system. They also stole some specific items of the signalling system that prevented the railway from running more than one train at one time.
The Foxfield Railway is a preserved industrial standard gauge line located south east of Stoke-on-Trent. The line was built in 1893 to serve the colliery at Dilhorne on the Cheadle Coalfield and is now owned by a charity run entirely by volunteers. Whilst they operate trains on a regular basis, there are certain Gala events during each year where multiple trains operate on the various sections of the line at the same time. These Gala events are also a welcome source of income that supports the operation of the railway and the numerous ongoing restoration projects.
With a planned Summer Gala due on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2019, a request was made on social media by one of the volunteers, to purchase replacements of the specific items of signalling equipment for the railway, to allow multiple trains to operate at the Summer Gala. Without this equipment, the Summer Gala would have had to be cancelled.
Having found out about the situation, Park Signalling contacted the railway and was able to provide the specific items of signalling equipment at no cost to the railway, therefore allowing the Summer Gala to take place and hundreds of railway enthusiasts to enjoy a busy weekend of industrial railways.
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