A few fairly major changes have taken place recently with the “frequent use” loco fleet at Apedale. Ruston No.29 “Vanguard” has been taken out of use and put into store for the time being – it has been ailing for a little while, and needs a dose of engine looking-at. This loco has been one […]

Bag yourself a collector’s item

If anyone fancies Copy 01 of the North British book, it’s now live on e-bay – see here:-   Please help support us & watch out for further fundraising auctions via the MoseleyRailwayTrust ebay account Share +1 Tweet Share Share

North British Catalogue re-print

Moseley Railway Trust reprint tells the story of Glasgow loco builder during World War One The Moseley Railway Trust is pleased to announce the release of its latest reprint of a historical document. Immediately after the end of the First World War, many companies produced brochures which commemorated their contribution to the Allied victory. One […]

Artefact identified

Following the Trust’s AGM last weekend, members were taken on an extended tour of the mine operated by our colleagues at the Apedale Heritage Centre. The railways and coal mining are inextricably entwined, not least because we occupy buildings which were formerly used by the previous mining company. They weren’t particularly thorough at cleaning up […]

Old Comrades Re-united

Old Comrades re-unite at Tracks to the Trenches 2018 event at Apedale The Moseley Railway Trust is pleased to confirm that agreement has been reached with the Greensand Railway Museum Trust and the Leighton Buzzard Railway for two historic locomotives to ap pear at the Tracks to the Trenches 2018 event. The agreement covers a steam […]

The new season – welcome to Easter

Next weekend sees the start of the 2018 season. We kick-off in style with the Easter Egg Hunt – fun for kids off all ages. Spot the eggs from the train and win a prize. Steam trains will run from 1130 to 4pm on Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Adults £3, children 3-15 £1.50, under 3s […]

Welcome to Siberia

A busy weekend at Apedale saw two steam locos with fire in the bellies as a test prior to the visit by Mr Boiler Inspector. The pleasant spring sunshine seemed so nice. Sadly, not to last as the afternoon Civil Engineering gang seemed to have been sentenced to work in the Siberian end of the […]

African Adventure

Ten years ago to the day, two Trust members were engaged on a Big Adventure. They had travelled to Ghana, Africa. They went there to visit Anglo Gold Ashanti and oversee the loading of a wreck steam loco for repatriation to the UK. The steam loco was, of course, Hudswell 1238. For various reasons, the […]


By any standards, it was a mite chilly at Apedale this weekend. Some much so that some people went as far as talking about wearing vests and the like. Despite this, work went on. A current project is to build a simple shelter for restored wagons, and a team braved the sub-zero temperatures to progress […]

The power of the Sausage Roll

In addition to birthday parties, another major event a the weekend was the completion of the bodywork on Motor Rail 1320. This is a PRISM-funded project, and is restoring the loco to “as worked in industry” condition. The existing bodywork had worked in industry, and worked hard by the look of it. Mr Tin Worm […]