One of the first actions which the Moseley Railway Trust undertook when it came onto the Apedale site was the construction of a large storage building. This was completed in 2008. Since then the collection has grown significantly. We have seen not only new items arrive onto the site, but also the restoration of items which we now wish to keep protected from the weather. In particular, the Trust has a notable collection of World War One wagons, many of which are wooden-bodied.
It has therefore been decided that a second large storage shed will be built on the site. The shed will have four tracks within, and will measure approximately 30 feet by 85 feet. Tracks will be provided for 2’0″, 2’6″ and 3’0″ gauge vehicles. Full planning permission for the development has been granted, and the Trust is now close to placing a contract with a preferred supplier for the work.
The building has cost approximately £85,000, and there are also associated costs, such as groundworks and track work to reach the shed. Despite lockdowns and associated problems, the shed was built during Winter 2020, and track laying started during December 2021.
This project has considerably depleted the Trust’s reserves, not helped by the impact of cancelling our Santa trains in 2020 due to the pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need your help to fund this exciting project. Please donate here: