Apedale Valley Light Railway

Kerr Stuart’s “Jofre” 3014

The Apedale Valley Light Railway was officially opened in September 2010 by the Moseley Railway Trust. The railway normally operates a diesel service on every Saturday during its opening season, and the second weekend of every month is a Steam weekend. Keep an eye on www.avlr.org.uk for timetables and information in special events, as it becomes available. Standard Fares are £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children with a family ticket costing £6.

The Moseley Railway Trust aims to preserve industrial narrow gauge railway locomotives, rolling stock and other equipment. The trust’s collection includes examples from the Steel, Peat, Glass, Water, Brick, Explosives and Sewage Industries. You can view a selection from the MRT’s collection in the Heritage Centre museum.

A small selection from the MRT fleet

Narrow gauge railways form an important part of our industrial heritage, the most well known application being in the mining industry. However, a narrow gauge railway could often be found where ever there was a need to transport large amounts of materials. Even today, modern narrow gauge railways are at work, for example in the construction taking place for the London 2012 Olympics.