It’s coming home….

It would appear that Football’s not coming home after all, but lots of things have come home to Apedale instead. The Hunslet 4-6-0, no.1215, has now arrived andis being tested. New build Edgar has been seen on the main line. The Brush battery electric, used in a Mustard Gas works has impressed everyone who’s seen […]

Tracks to the Trenches – almost time

Big reminder time – next weekend, July 13, 14 & 15 is Tracks to the Trenches at Apedale – our big World War One event. It will be the last in the series of events commemorating the role which light railways played serving the fighting men of all nations. Adults £9, Children £4, family ticket […]

Advance tickets for Tracks to the Trenches

Thank you to all those who pre-ordered tickets for Tracks to the Trenches – we greatly value your support and hope you enjoy the show. Your tickets are being dispatched as we speak (now he’s stopped watching the football…..).

Hunslet 1215 update

B y now, the entire railway world is aware that the War Office Loco Trust’s Hunslet 4-6-0 was, very sadly, unable to participate in the Hunslet125 weekend at the Ffestiniog Railway. As is often the case when dealing with vintage machinery, there just weren’t hours in the day to complete the loco. However, we are confident […]

Bogie overhaul

Work continues at Apedale in preparation for Tracks to the Trenches 2018 (July 13-15, as if you didn’t know). Two WW1 bogies are having a featherlight overhaul as part of a wagon project. This project is part of the scope of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant we recently secured. The exact nature of the project […]

The War on Wagons

With less than two months to go until Tracks to the Trenches, most activity on site is now focussing on preparations. One of these activities is extracting the various WW1 wagons from their various hidey-holes around the railway system, giving them a good clean and making them fit-to-run. This includes things like checking brakes and […]

HLF Grant for Tracks to the Trenches

Moseley Railway Trust celebrates Heritage Lottery Fund support for Tracks to the Trenches On July 13, 14 and 15 2018, the Moseley Railway Trust will host the third of the Tracks to the Trenches events at the Trust’s site at Apedale, North Staffordshire. These events commemorate the role which light railways played during the 1914-1918 […]


A few slightly unusual photos this week. Typifying the unglamorous – actually downright unpleasant – jobs which are a necessary part of keeping the site at Apedale operational and in good order was the clearing the gutters on the Aurora North shed. If nothing else, it provided the chance for a novel view of the […]

Teddy Bear Outing

This coming Bank Holiday weekend is our Teddy Bear’s Outing. Steam trains from 1130 to 4pm on all three days, and free travel for kids who bring their favourite furry friends (that’s stuffed animals, not furry caterpillars in jam jars). Adults just £3, family tickets available in case of forgotten Bears.

Another varied day

Another busy day down the Apedale Valley shows the wide variety of work undertaken by the volunteers of the Moseley Railway Trust. The Civil Engineering department got out their best wheelbarrow and favourite cement mixer (actually the only cement mixer) and carried out major repairs to the steps which form one of the main access […]