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Whenever we have an event…..

….we always seem to restore more wagons!

This year is no exception, the images below show the progress being made with the French Artillery Pechot well-wagon and the British Army Class A 4 wheel wagon.

Class A - progress!This first photo shows the progress with the Class A wagon. The Class A, B and C were the first standard types of wagons specifically produced for the British forces in 1916, when the official orders finally came through to use tactical light railways. This restoration follows the important restoration in 2014 of the similar Class B wagon.Class B wagon

In recognition of the 100 year anniversary of the British Army formally adopting light railways in preference to other transport in forward areas, we are proud to be the only UK railway to demonstrate an Class A & B at Standard Gauge rail head in Franceauthentic 1916 train from that moment. Watch out for these Class A & B wagons being paired with a 1916 Simplex or our 1916 Hudswell Clarke steam locomotive during the event.

Pechot under restorationThe second photo shows the rapid progress with the 1888 dated Pechot well wagon. The Pechot wagon was delivered to Apedale, and partially restored in advance of Tracks to the Trenches 2014. However, although usable, it still required further attention to the body and replacement of missing bits!

Watch out for more to come in the next few days!

 

 

Nearly there…..

Time is certainly speeding up as we approach the start of the Tracks to the Trenches event!

The last weekend has again seen terriffic progress on-site and after much blood, sweat and tears (mostly the event organisers!) we are very pleased to announce that the Tracks now really do reach the trenches!!!!

Below are a couple of photos of the latest arrivals to site. More to come, watch this space….

Today (1st September) is the deadline for advance ordinary ticket sales – local schools are still able to group-book until 5th September (please contact us – we will do our best to help).

Advance tickets are still available direct from our on-site station shop on Saturday 6th September.

Brigadelok & Joffre locomotivesBritish War Office Class B & D wagons