Moseley Railway Trust

Moseley Railway Trust

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The Moseley Railway Trust is a major British collection of industrial narrow gauge locomotives and other equipment. It originally had its base in south Manchester, but has completely relocated to the Apedale Country Park near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire where a passenger railway is now open and important museum is being established.

Moseley Railway Trust has completed construction of Phase 1 of the "Apedale Valley Light Railway", which opened to public passenger trains during July 2010. Plans for the large new museum building have been approved by the Local Council and it is intended that some construction will commence during 2011.

In what has now become a traditional event, the Annual Gala will be held on 10 & 11 September 2011 when many of the Trusts collection of rare locomotives will be on display and in many cases operating. Please see the for further details.

It is planned that there will eventually be an industrial demonstration railway line running around the perimeter of the MRT/Apedale Heritage Centre site, connecting with a recreation of an adit called No 7 Drift (from which coal was extracted by the previous occupiers of the site, the Aurora Mining Company, until around 1996).

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Until 2007, the Trust's collection had been storage (since 1998) having been forced to vacate its site at Cheadle, near Manchester, where it operated a two foot gauge railway (the Moseley Tramway), using the Museum's collection of ex-industrial locomotives....
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