First Post!

Well, here we go! This is my first post in the world of blogging…

I have been running the “War Department Light Railways” website for many years. This site includes a good archive of photos & information, but I have not been able to update it as much as I would like recently. I am aiming to use this blog to provide (as a minimum) regular updates on the various WW1 (& related) projects that I am working on or involved with (normally based at the Moseley Railway Trust (MRT), Staffordshire, UK).

Chassis_collection

Ambulance van chassis awaiting collection at Alston.

The story of the MRT is really well covered on the official website - suffice to say, since relocating to its new permenant home adjacent to the Apedale Valley Country Park great progress has been made & I have been able to start consolidating my own collection of vehicles together with the Trust collection. A recent item to arrive has been one of the larger surviving components of a former British Ambulance Van. This had seen post-war service at the famous Smiths Crisp’s Nocton Potato Estates in Lincolnshire, UK. It later passed through both the Lincs Coast Light Railway & South Tynedale Railway before being acquired by myself.

Chassis at Apedale - Moseley Railway Trust.

Seen in this post, the “Van” is awaiting collection at Alston in November 2010 & 1 week later at Apedale, now safely stored awaiting the restoration to start. Many thanks to our friends at the South Tynedale Railway & volunteers back at Apedale for helping with this.

And here is what the finished item will look like….

The finished item...

3 Responses to First Post!

  1. Can you help with drawings for Ambulance van,and drawings for matching wd Hudson bogies(ww1)

  2. Mike Newbold

    We have an Ambulance van on the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway, I could send some photos if you wish.

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