ListerFest – retrospective

ListerFest – retrospective….three days on, and it’s all a bit of a haze. Fortunately, lots of photos and lots of positive comments to reflect on. On behalf of the Trust, […]

ListerFest – Day Two

Well, that’s Day One of ListerFest done and dusted. Before we go any further, just a public “Many Thanks” to colleagues at the Crewe Heritage Centre for the loan of […]

ListerFest Update

ListerFest Update….A steady stream of locomotives and other exhibits have been arriving on the site during the day. Subject to mechanical condition, we are hoping that every loco will get […]

ListerFest countdown

Inbetween opening a new railway, running a steam train service and hosting a bus & commercial vehicle rally, we’ve been very busy preparing for ListerFest which is, as you know, […]

Golden Spike

A very busy weekend at Apedale. Possibly the highlight was the official completion of the Field Railway loop. A small ceremony saw the Golden Spike knocked in, followed by a […]

On the buses…

It’s Eurovision, there’s an Aurora Borealis and it’s the bus & commercial vehicle rally at Apedale on Sunday. Is this actually the best weekend ever? Bringing us slightly back to […]

Loco Roster – May 2024

Due to the dates and various events, we have a most unusual situation – a month where steam traction features on every operating day:- May 4/5/6 – Hunslet 1215 makes […]

Drive It Day

Sunday 21st April saw Drive-It Day at Apedale. Blessed on good weather (remember that?) more than a hundred nostalgic road vehicles came to see us. We’d like to thank publicly […]

The no longer missing link

A very busy weekend at Apedale saw history made on several fronts. One of those was the final closure of the Field Railway Missing Link, allowing trains to fully circumnavigate […]

ListerFest update

We have published a major update regarding ListerFest (May 18 & 19) on the relevant Events page. The update is also shown below:- Update – April 2024 The current list […]