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 […]

Santa Specials

Just a reminder that tickets for our famous Santa Special trains are now on sale here. The Man in Red will be with us on December 9, 10, 16, 17 […]

Halloween Scary Specials

Next weekend will be our Halloween Scary Special trains. During the day, we run our normal train service, using a diesel locomotive. Trains will run at 1130, 1200, 1230, 1330, […]

Stanhope and winding…

Rather a wet weekend at Apedale, but “Stanhope” taking a turn on the passenger train. Next Saturday will be the Orenstein (diesel on the Sunday) and then the following weekend […]

Site developments

A major recent development on the Apedale site has been the creation of a new shed area – doubtless this will have been seen by the many visitors to the […]

Gala Day One

A few photos from Day One, starring the visiting vertical-boiler “Taffy”. All happening again on Sunday – be seeing you? All details are here.

Gala Getting Ready

A full yard means an empty shed which means Gala Preparation. We’re all looking forward to next weekend, with six locos in steam, including a visitor – the vertical-boiler loco […]

Busy Bank Holiday

We’ve had a very busy few days. Saturday & Sunday was the Leafers at t’pit, which is a gathering of leaf-spring Land Rovers. Monday was Classic Cars, which has been […]