Loco roster – April

A Frequently Asked Question is “What loco will you be using?” So, for April 2024, here goes:- Easter weekend – Kerr, Stuart 2395 “Stanhope”. April 6th – Orenstein 5662. April […]

The end of an era…

The end of an era can sometimes be difficult to spot. Not so today at Apedale. With the 24th AGM on the Trust taking place, the membership bade a grateful […]

Calling Scamps and Stumpies….

Calling Scamps and Stumpies! We are pleased to confirm that we will have a 7 1/4″ gauge railway at ListerFest (May 18 & 19). What we need know are Lister-inspired […]

Field Work

This weekend has seen a good turn-out of volunteers, and that’s allowed progress on several areas. The ballast wagons have had an outing, dropping ballast to support rectifying a dipped […]

Penrhyn Coach “H”

The Moseley Railway Trust’s replica Penrhyn Coach has been one of the stalwarts of the passenger fleet since the very opening of the Apedale Valley Light Railway.The Penrhyn Slate Quarries […]

A busy January day

Plenty of volunteers meant plenty got done at Apedale today. The main activity was the annual delight of track maintenance; it’s sobering to reflect that many of the sleepers in […]

Santa Special Update

An update on availability for our Santa Specials. On Saturday 16th, there are seats remaining on the 1200, 1430, 1530 and 1630 trains. There are a handful of seats left […]

Winter wonderland

Despite the intense cold (by UK standards, anyway…) there’s plenty going on at Apedale at the moment, Today has seen volunteers working on pointwork for the field railway extension, and […]

Update from the North Pole

We have had an update from the North Pole on Santa Special availability. Seats are selling fast. On 23rd December, only the 1200 train remains. On the 16th and 17th […]

The Loco which built the railway

If there was ever a locomotive which earned the accolade of “The Loco which built the railway”, it would be fleet no.29 “Vanguard”. This loco was despatched from Ruston’s Boulton […]