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The Apedale Valley Light Railway is located adjacent to the Chesterton Community Country Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. It offers steam and diesel hauled trains along a short stretch of line. The current railway is only Phase One of the site development being carried out by the Moseley Railway Trust.
The Moseley Railway Trust exists to preserve, conserve and interpret locomotives, vehicles and other artefacts pertaining to the industrial narrow gauge railway.
From early mining applications and experiments on country estates, the industrial narrow gauge railway came of age during the First World War when it provided the logistical support to armies on all sides and in the theatres of the conflict. The equipment from the war then provided the starting points for applications throughout any industry where large, heavy or bulky items needed to be moved.
These railways have existed largely out of the public gaze. The Moseley Railway Trust ensures that this important part of Britain's industrial past will be preserved and remembered for future generations.
In order to fulfil that objective, the Moseley Railway Trust is currently developing a major railway, workshops and museum complex in conjunction with the existing Apedale Heritage Centre at Chesterton, near Newcastle-Under-Lyme, North Staffordshire. This development will also act as a catalyst in the regeneration of the Apedale/Chesterton area.