Grand Opening Gala – September 18 & 19

The Moseley Railway Trust has made good progress with the construction of the 2’0″ gauge Apedale Valley Light Railway at the Apedale site near Newcastle-Under-Lyme, North Staffordshire. It is expected that the operation of public passenger trains will commence during the summer of 2010.
A Grand Opening Gala will be held at Apedale on 18 and 19 September 2010. During this weekend, the official opening ceremony will take place – and the MRT is planning that a VIP will “cut the ribbon”.
It is hoped that at least one visiting steam locomotive will be in use, and there will be a wide range of traders, vintage vehicles and model railways. Our colleagues at the adjacent Apedale Heritage Centre will be running underground tours of their coal mine, and the café will doubtless be doing a roaring trade in its now legendary oatcakes.
The Moseley Railway Trust would be pleased to hear from potential exhibitors, especially vintage and veteran commercial vehicles. The Trust can be contacted here.
Further announcements will be made, so keep watching!