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The Americans are coming……


It’s been a while since I posted anything about restoration progress, so I thought I would update you all on the latest to arrivals to Apedale – a pair of bogies from a US Pershing wagon.

When the USA entered WW1, they had the benefit of the British and French experiance with light railways. 

The US freight cars were an evolved design, and in many ways miniature standard gauge mainline freight cars!

There are parts for 2 wagons in store – will we manage to rebuild them before September 2014? Watch this space, or better yet – please lend us a hand!