The Apedale Valley Light Railway is a 2’0″ gauge railway operated by the the Moseley Railway Trust. The railway is currently only a few hundred metres long, but we have big plans to extend the railway – see here.

Passengers join trains at the station located next to the Apedale Heritage Centre. The station building used to be located at Silverdale, on the North Staffordshire Railway. The round trip journey takes around 15 minutes.

Trains are hauled by either steam or diesel locomotives from the Trust’s collection, depending on the day (see timetable page for more details). The coaches are also historically interesting – ranging from a replica of a coach used in a north wales slate quarry to a more modern coach formerly operated on the famous Ffestiniog Railway. Some coaches are open and unheated – so if it’s a cold day, wrap up warmly!

There is a well-stocked shop in the main station building. On days when steam locos are operating, tours of the main loco shed can be organised, when visitors can see many of the Trust’s large collection of locomotives.

The railway is located next to the Apedale Heritage Centre. The Centre has a free-to-enter museum, and a cafe with a wide range of food and drinks. Tours of a genuine coal mine are available.

Throughout the year, there are many special events to attract all ages and interest groups.

The railway are happy to arrange charter trains, even on days when they do not normally operate. As they are staffed only by volunteers, they cannot guarantee to meet every requirement – but potential passengers are asked to get in touch to discuss their needs.

All of the members of the Moseley Railway Trust look forward to welcoming you to Apedale!