May Gala Retrospective

We are very pleased with the outcome of the Locos from Leeds May Gala. Blessed by fine weather, the Apedale site saw more than 1000 visitors, and the feedback seems to have been overwhelmingly positive. All of our volunteers worked tirelessly, and it is to them that the Trust’s thanks must be offered. Never to be accused of not thinking ahead, we have already set the dates for the next three Railway Galas.
2016 will see Tracks to the Trenches 2. Marking the centenary of such events as the Battle of the Somme, this will be a military-themed event following the success of the acclaimed 2014 Tracks to the Trenches event. TTTT2 is to be on May 13, 14 and 15 2016. This event will be covered on this page, but also on the popular Tracks to the Trenches Facebook page.
2017 sees the centenary of the Apedale flagship – the Kerr Stuart loco Stanhope. This will be marked by a two-day event which will  celebrate all things Kerr Stuart (our local loco builder). It is planned that this will also include a major model railway presence.
Finally, 2018 will see the 3rd event marking World War One. This will be held around the weekend of May 12 & 13 2018 – we will probably also use the days either side.
Mark them in your diaries now!