Blaenau Flyer

A busy and challenging day at Apedale. Avonside “Ogwen” made its 2024 season debut on the passenger train. Meanwhile, down at the sheds, something stirred. We have two coaches which […]

Loco Roster – July

The runners & riders for the month of July – but let us not forget that this coming weekend – June 29 & 30 – we have the honour of […]


Another busy weekend. Taking advantage of the good weather, a team continued track laying on the museum base. Most of the steel sleepers are in place, and a start has […]

Hudswell and a Museum

Focussing on two projects currently progressing at Apedale. The Hudswell steam loco was stood down from traffic in 2023 at the end of the current boiler certificate. The overhaul work […]

Loco Roster – June

The expected locos for June are as follows:- Saturday 1st – KS12395 “Stanhope. Sunday 2nd – Baguley-Drewry 3756 (diesel) Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th – Orenstein & Koppel 5662. Saturday […]

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, […]