Industrial rilaways have none of the glamour of their main line passenger paying cousins, but thesmall engines work their hearts out shifting goods and materials around for the companies that employ them.
The Heritage scene is a little similar in that the small industrial based lines do not have the glamour of the big passenger lines such as the North York Moors or the Seven Valley, but they do put on a good show for the punters at their steam galas and the staff generally are very friendly as well.
The Foxfield Railway in Staffordshire is a prime example of such a railway, in my opinion one of the best. Seen here are two of it's stalwart little engines hauling a long rake of coal wagons out from the old Foxfield Colliery site up a steep incline during a steam gala event. Plenty of smoke and steam to help make a good image, even though it was quite a grey day.
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