The Orange Army

We had a veritable Orange Army with us today – a corporate Volunteering day from Atkins. They were all keen and enthusiastic, and knew how to work together as a team – not bad considering some of them had never met before, as they all work in different office locations. Days like this give people […]

Welsh Weather

The best efforts of recent storms have meant that recent activities at Apedale have been predominantly indoors. A key project being progressed is the overhaul and conversion of ex-Ffestiniog coach 120. The vehicle arrived last year. The main changes being made to are the provision of access for wheelchairs and the creation of an area […]

Training day

A training day at Apedale. This means that some members make a start on the journey to Competence Land (calling at Fitness, Knowledge and Attitude), and others are having re-assessments just to check that they are still firm residents. As always, the trainers can learn almost as much as the trainees – the phrase “I’d […]

Trench Maintenance

A feature of the site at Apedale which rarely features here is the replica World War One Trench. With the film “1917” breaking the box office records at the moment, it’s appropriate to show some of the work which has been going on in recent weeks. The Trench has needed a fair bit of maintenance, […]

Stanhope News

A question we’re asked every so often is “What’s happening with “Stanhope”?”. Apedale’s favourite steam loco has been undergoing its ten year overhaul – the second since it was originally restored, which is making everyone feel very old. The loco is stripped down at Apedale, with the boiler currently away at the contractors. The boiler […]

Development

With Santas out of the way, and the bulk of the Winter Maintenance Programme completed, we are now focussing on what might be termed development projects.FR120, the ex-Ffestiniog Railway coach is now a prime focus. This vehicle will join FR117 in providing a “wet weather” train. The conversion to operate at Apedale will be much […]

First Movement

The workshop team have been busy over the Xmas period, and the key achievement has been reaching the “first movement” stage with Motor Rail 21520. This loco came to us in August 2017 with no engine, a broken gearbox and a set of very, very poorly wheels. It had last worked at a peatworks on […]

Happy Christmas

Just a very quick post to thank all our members, friends, visitors and supporters for 2019. The Santa Season is now complete, ad we have but one further operating day in 2019, which is Saturday December 28th for the Mince Pie steam trains. The Moseley Railway Trust wishes everyone reading this a happy Christmas and […]

Santa Booking Update

Santa bookings update – The remaining seats for 21/22 December will be released on Saturday 21st December at 9am. Bookings can be made either in person at the station or by phone to 0845 094 1953..between 9am-5pm on Saturday or Sunday, subject to availability. Payment must be made at time of booking (card payment is […]

How to book for Santa

We’ve had a few enquiries about how to book the remaining seats for the Santa Trains. You can see which trains have availability at https://santa.avlr.org.uk/santastep1.phpBookings for this Saturday and Sunday (14th and 15th) are still available online at the reduced price of £6 adults + £7.50 children until midnight tonight (Friday 13th). Book at https://santa.avlr.org.uk/santastep1.phpBookings […]