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Tracks to the Trenches 2016 & 2018 announced!

WW1 Action at Tracks to the Trenches 2014It is with great pleasure that the Moseley Railway Trust’s events team can announce that the highly acclaimed “Tracks to the Trenches” (TTTT) is set to be developed and repeated in 2016 (TTTT 2) and 2018* (TTTT 3).

In line with recently announced schedules, these events are now being planned for May in their respective years.

2016 (TTTT 2) – a 3 day event from 13-15th May 2016. A very similar format to the 2014 event (TTTT 1); with photo-charters being arranged in advance of the event weekend, evening photo-shoots during the event, access all areas passes, an emphasis on Schools/Group visit packages, plus much more!

The 2017 event (13-14th May) is again planned to be a smaller event, specifically looking at Kerr Stuart locomotives and celebrating the Centenary of our flagship engine “Stanhope” – but it is still hoped to maintain a WW1 presence in the Trench area.

2018* (TTTT 3) – a 3 day World War 1 centenary event from 13-15th JULY 2018. Currently anticipated as really special year. Further details to be confirmed shortly, but hopefully developing on from TTTT1 and 2.

Please keep the dates in your diaries!

The organisers would like to invite any interested exhibitors or traders to contact us through this site (contact box above right, or comments box below) – we would be pleased to hear from you! Entry forms etc will start to be released shortly.Tracks (& Simplex) To Trenches at Apedale

* Subject to final confirmation

A record of the 2014 event……

Over the last couple of weeks since “Tracks to the Trenches 2014”, we have seen and been passed many links to photos and video footage of the event in full swing. We do not claim any responsibility or copyright for these – but would lke to thank everyone for making them available as a record of what was achieved in 2014!

(If you have more photos/videos and would like to share them – please contact us via this site)

Enjoy….

Apedale Valley Light Railway Tracks to the Trenches Event

Ian Walmsley

Julian Dyer

http://www.footlambert.co.uk/1651/film-photography/tracks-trenches-apedale-valey-light-railway-ww1-photography

https://www.flickr.com/photos/footlambert/sets/72157647299414407/

mollsmyre

https://www.flickr.com/photos/martincreese/sets/72157647155565100

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hughesfowler/sets/72157647150346589/

Onemanandhispuck blog – http://onemanandhispuck.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/tracks-to-trenches.html

Tracks to the Trenches – Apedale Valley Light Railway – 13/09/2014

Matthew Kay

Tracks to the trenches

Colin Edmondson

‘Tracks to the Trenches’ – Apedale Valley Light Railway 14/9/14

Peter Procter

Apedale Light Railway WW1 2014

PLACEMATE1967

HomeMoviePerson

Apedale Valley Light Railway ‘Tracks to the Trenches’ 12.09.2014 Part 1/2

http://youtu.be/YZADZTSvWUY

Apedale Valley Light Railway ‘Tracks to the Trenches’ 12.09.2014 Part 2/2

http://youtu.be/g96oJWHhdmI

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

Much progress!!

If you are part of the organising team, you would be thinking that the Tracks to the Trenches event is getting dangerously close!

As the event opening is getting ever closer, we are able to see much visible progress on all fronts. Below are just a small selection of photos of recent developments. New railway, new loco, re-activated loco…… all coming to an event near you very soon!! Advance purchase tickets are still available until 1st September. The Group booking deadline has also been extended until 1st September & local schools can book until 5th September (just into term-time!). Please see here.
Hudswell steams!Joffre on the move....Trench railway