A day to remember

It’s not often we feature anywhere other than Apedale on this site – but today we make an exception. Because today was a launch event at Statfold for the Moseley Railway Trust’s Hudswell Clark no. 1238. You may recall that this loco was repatriated from Ghana in 2008 and has been rebuilt since. The job is now finished, and it has been testing/final de-snagging at the Statfold Barn Railway. It made a fine sight, running with two of SBR’s resident Hudswells. There were speeches and train rides and all sorts. Sadly, the Red Arrows couldn’t make it, but the amazing collection of narrow gauage locos at SBR more than made up for that. HC1238 will be moving to Apedale in the next couple of weeks for final testing before the public launch at Tracks to the Trenches on 12, 13 and 14 September. As ever, get in touch here.