Admin update – both Vintage (pre 1920) vehicle entry and Living History Group (plus traders) entry forms are now available to download from our Entry Forms Page! Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in attending this unique event, we’d be pleased to hear from you!
Just a very quick note to let everyone know that advance tickets for Tracks to the Trenches – July 13-15 – are now on sale on the Ticket Page. Also available now is the group booking form – for parties of 10 or more.
“Why should I buy in advance?”, I hear you cry?
- You get into the event 30 minutes before everyone else.
- You avoid the queue at the entrance.
- It helps our cashflow so we are able to put on the best event possible.
All good reasons, we’re sure you will agree!!
Well, the countdown has firmly begun and the Moseley Railway Trust events team are now well into the planning for TTTT3 13-15th July 2018.
There is much to do and of course, importantly, we need to engage with potential sponsors. If you are a potential sponsor – please get in touch, we would be delighted to hear from you!!
In the interim, we are able to offer a very personal taster of the Tracks to the Trenches events – our very popular driver experience course (a perfect Fathers day present for very lucky fathers).
2017 AVAILABLE DATES:
- Monday 24th April
- Friday 8th June
- Monday 26th June
- Friday 7th July
Please watch this space for more event news soon!
The organisers of the Tracks to the Trenches First World War centenary events are privileged to announce the dates for last event in the Tracks to the Trenches Trillogy in 2018.
Friday – Sunday 13-15th July 2018
Building on the success of the highly acclaimed 2014 and 2016 events, the final “Tracks to the Trenches” First World War centenary event should be one of the not-to-be-missed events in 2018.
More details will be announced in due course – but please contact us if you have any interest assisting us or trading at the event.
It’s been a bit manic down the Valley in the last few days!! Two of the stars of the Tracks to the Trenches event this weekend have joined us – the Baldwin from Leighton Buzzard and the Hesketh Bank Joffre.
Apparently our local coal merchant heard that we now had two Joffre-class locos on site and was seen reaching for the holiday brochure.
The horse people have been with us, rehearsing for the horse haulage demonstration using our newly-manufactured swingletree.
Finally, we had a slightly unexpected visit by what seemed to be the entire loco fleet of a Scotrtish peatworks; one loco was unloaded and the rest disappeared as quickly as they arrived!
So, 4 hours to go the the big event opening – see you there?
The Tracks to the Trenches event is shaping up well, despite the recent flurry of activity with rail exhibits we have not forgotten other forms of transport and Logistics!
We are very pleased to confirm the attendance of a 1915 horse hauled “General Service” (GS) Wagon and horses from the Royal Logisitics Corps museum on active display. This wagon was built by the well-known railway firm of Metropolitan Carriage and wagon. These road-going wagons were the equivalent of the narrow gauge railway wagons.
We have very recently been able to add a War Department Foden Steam lorry (kindly provided by Mike Wilkinson, Alan Atkinson and Graham Townsend) to our line-up. This will again create a fine sight driving around the event.
We are also very pleased to welcome back the 16th Lancers display troop to our event (Saturday and Sunday only). They will again be displaying horsemanship in our event arena.
Finally, watch out for various displays of pack horses (utilising the new Carey’s water carriers!) around the site and horse haulage of our onw First World War Railway wagons!