More Military Trains

Day Two of Military Trains experienced even more spectacular weather than Day One – bursts of sunshine interspersed with torrential downpours. Big thanks to those who braved the weather and […]

Military Trains – Day One

Day One of the Military Trains weekend. The mainline was occupied by the First World War, the Field Railway had wound the clock forward to the Second World War and […]

Military Trains weekend

Just a very quick reminder that this coming weekend is our Military Trains event. Performing on the main line will be Hunslet 1215 and Hudswell 1238, which will haul passenger […]

Up and away

Just a very short post showing a key milestone reached with the Avonside – parting the boiler from the frames. The wheels are in amazingly good order – looks like […]

IFA Car Club

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday we are hosting a visit from the IFA Club. As every schoolboy knows, IFA stands for Industrieverband Fahrzeugbau, which was the industrial conglomerate […]

Chemical and Insulating

Unusually, we head away from Apedale for (some) of this post. The Chemical and Insulating Company was loacted in the Faverdale area of Darlington. It was operational between 1928 and […]

Subtlety and Speed

This weekend has seen more work to recover the fittings from the Avonside steam loco’s boiler. A process not notable for its subtlety, but necessary; the fittings are valuable, expensive […]

Avonside Arrival

We are delighted to announce an important new arrival to our collection at Apedale. Avonside 1968 was built in Bristol in 1928, not long before the end of the company, […]