The Moseley Railway Trust, operators of the Apedale Valley Light Railway, has received a grant towards security gates for its site at Apedale, Chesterton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme.
The Apedale Valley Light Railway is a narrow gauge railway which runs through the Apedale Community Country Park. It uses steam and diesel locomotives to haul the trains. The railway opened in 2010. It was built, and is operated, by the volunteers of the Moseley Railway Trust. The railway operates every Saturday, Bank Holiday Monday and some Sundays until the end of October.
Phil Robinson, Chairman of the Moseley Railway Trust, said “Councillor Derek Huckfield has been an enthusiastic supporter of our project here at Apedale. This grant from the Staffordshire Local Community Fund has allowed us to improve the appearance and security of our site. It will also counteract anti-social behaviour and fly tipping on Apedale Road. We are extremely grateful to Councillor Huckfield for his support”.
To mark the completion of the gates project, a special train was run to Apedale Road, where Phil Robinson officially “closed” the gates for the first time. The photos show this plus a group of MRT members with the gates.
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