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Moseley Railway Trust has now installed the first part of a display at the Apedale Heritage Centre in Newcastle Under Lyme representing aspects of industrial Narrow Gauge Railways.

The Heritage Centre, dedicated to the industrial history of the Apedale Valley near Chesterton, approached the Trust last year with a request to present a display on industrial narrow gauge railways since the Apedale site, a former colliery, had it’s own 2-foot gauge system used during coal extraction from a drift mine up until closure by the NCB in November 1969.

Subsequent mining operations continued until 1989 and also used short railway lines, and the Heritage Centre now contains displays on aspects of the mining heritage of the area including a Roman display, mining artifacts and the re-recreation of the interior of a miners cottage.

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