Up and away

Just a very short post showing a key milestone reached with the Avonside – parting the boiler from the frames. The wheels are in amazingly good order – looks like […]

IFA Car Club

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday we are hosting a visit from the IFA Club. As every schoolboy knows, IFA stands for Industrieverband Fahrzeugbau, which was the industrial conglomerate […]

Chemical and Insulating

Unusually, we head away from Apedale for (some) of this post. The Chemical and Insulating Company was loacted in the Faverdale area of Darlington. It was operational between 1928 and […]

Subtlety and Speed

This weekend has seen more work to recover the fittings from the Avonside steam loco’s boiler. A process not notable for its subtlety, but necessary; the fittings are valuable, expensive […]

Avonside Arrival

We are delighted to announce an important new arrival to our collection at Apedale. Avonside 1968 was built in Bristol in 1928, not long before the end of the company, […]

Hot Track

A bit hot for heavy track work this weekend. But we have an important and exciting arrival this week, so we must press on and get the job done. Triple […]

Stanhope Returns

Today saw Kerr, Stuart steam loco “Stanhope” haul it first trains since its ten-year overhaul – its second since rebuild from scrap condition. Driven by the owner and fired by […]

Welcome Back Stanhope

Just a quick reminder that this coming weekend will see the return to traffic of Kerr, Stuart steam loco “Stanhope” following its recent overhaul. Trains will run Saturday, Sunday and […]

Family re-union

We have had the honour of hosting a visit from the family of the late Mr David Jeffcoat. Mr Jeffcoat, who lived in Haslemere, was a life-long railway enthusiast. Amongst […]