The final push

Hopefully, as I write this, the Moseley Railway Trust’s groundworks contractor is getting a nice early night in preparation for sorting out drainage and other soil-related issues in the Bermuda Triangle – the area which will form the initial northern terminus of the Apedale Valley Light Railway. Once he’s sorted out the paddy fields, then it will be down with ballast, and out with the track laying team. There’s two points and a stack of pre-assembled panels all built and waiting to be craned into place. Meanwhile, we have been progressing various loco and coach projects ready for the railway – the top photo shows the Hudson brake van, now air braked. The winter days are short, and in the Apedale Valley VERY dark, but work still goes on. When will the railway open? We’ll have to see, but Easter 2010 is looking promising currently. Watch this space, or get in touch here.