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Apedale - the year ahead

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Seraphim, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Seraphim

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    The Apedale Valley Light Railway will be open to the public and operating trains every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday from April 4th to November 1st, with the exception of October 18 & 25.


    There has been a lot of confusion about the “VE day” bank holiday; we will be running steam trains, but it won’t be a special event day.


    On normal operating days, trains run from 1130 to 4pm.


    The War Office Loco Trust Hunslet “303” is planned to operate on May 9 & 10, June 13 & 14, August 29 & 30, and September 12 & 13.


    Special Events are as follows:


    Easter Egg Hunt – 11, 12 & 13 April.


    Railway Gala – 9 & 10 May. Marking 10 years of the Apedale Valley Light Railway, this is our main gala weekend. We have invited guest locomotives, details of which will be announced in due course.


    Bus Rally & Vintage Transport show – 17 May. Organised by the Potteries Omnibus Preservation Society (POPS).


    Teddy Bears Outing – 23, 24 and 25 May.


    Military Trains weekend – 13 & 14 June. We will operate our large collection of military railway equipment, largely from the First World War.


    Teddy Bears Outing – 8 & 9 August.


    Leafers at t’pit Vintage Land Rover event – August 29 & 30.


    Classic Cars Day – August 30.


    Farewell to the Joffre – September 12 & 13 – a last chance to see our “Joffre” loco before it enters its ten-year overhaul period.


    Diesel Gala – 3 & 4 October


    Halloween Trains – 31 October & 1 November


    Santa – 12, 13, 19 & 20 December


    Mince Pies -27 December.


    All details can be found at www.avlr.org.uk
     

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