An epic weekend spent shunting has seen virtually every vehicle at Apedale turn wheels several times. There is a plan, but it is too complex for mortal man to comprehend. We believe it was produced by someone who used to work on the Enigma code at Bletchley Park and fancied something more difficult. Why? All preparations for the Contractor’s Delight gala this coming weekend. The objective of the shunt was to place on display some of the more obscure locos, and get the runners all in accessible places. Unfortunately (or not, depending on how you look at it!) the runners hugely out-number the non-runners, so space can be at a premium.
Meanwhile, the new Field Railway is looking like a real industrial line – rough track, grass everywhere. Everything anyone who ever visited an industrial narrow gauge railway will remember. The visiting locos are all loaded and en-route – the Mystery Ruston (never seen before at a public site), and the steam locos “GP39” and “Marchlyn”. All in all, it’s shaping up to be a great show. All we need now is YOU. We’re open from 1100 to 1700 both days, £6 adults and £3 kids. What’s not to like? The photos are a couple of scenes from last year. This year will be similar but better!! Get in touch here.