Roger & Rishra

We are delighted to announce two further visiting steam locos for our 50th anniversary gala on September 21 & 22. Courtesy of Graham Lee and the team at Statfold, Kerr, Stuart Wren number 3128 “Roger” will be making a very welcome return visit to Apedale. This loco was last at Apedale in 2017, when it put in an impressive performance on various freight trains.
Secondly, and with thanks to the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway, we welcome “Rishra”. Making a debut outing at Apedale, this charming little engine is expected to make an attractive pairing with new-build “Edgar”.
We are very grateful to the owners of both locos for their assistance. These add to the line-up of “Kidbrooke” – visiting from Yaxham, “Edgar” debuting on passenger trains plus the home fleet.
Subject to any last minute hitches, this weekend will see a once-only opportunity to travel on the Field Railway. This is aiming to recreate the experience of visiting the Cheadle School tramway back in the 1970s – a diesel loco hauling a couple of manriders over track in “industrial” condition.
The weekend is shaping up to be one of the must-do events of 2019!