Kerr, Stuart locos line up at Apedale


FIVE Kerr, Stuart locomotives line up in the Apedale Valley Light Railway’s yard on May 7, during a shoot organised by 30742 Charters in advance of Moseley Railway Trust’s May 13-14 Stanhope Steam Gala.

Left to right are Phil Mason’s ‘Sirdar’ class 0-4-0T Diana, Statfold Barn Railway’s ‘Wren’ 3128/1918 Roger, Gully family owned ‘Wren’ Jennie (built by Hunslet Engine Company to the original Kerr, Stuart design and carrying Hunslet works number 3905/2005), home-based
0-6-0T+WT ‘Joffre’ 3014/1916 and 0-4-2ST Stanhope.

Themed around the Kerr, Stuart locomotive company of nearby Stoke-on-Trent the gala celebrated Stanhope’s 100th anniversary and attracted more than 1,000 visitors. ALISTAIR GRIEVE

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