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 […]

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 […]