West Midlands 2022
MINI SideTracked - Apedale & Silverdale
This cache was placed by the West Midlands Mega team. As the Mega is now over, it is being passed to a local cacher. Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the past couple of years.
For further information on the WM Mega, you can visit the Mega event page, which is available for viewing here.
The Apedale Valley Light Railway is a 2’0″ gauge railway operated by the the Moseley Railway Trust. The railway is currently only a few hundred metres long, but has big plans to extend the railway.
Passengers join trains at the station located next to the Apedale Heritage Centre. The station building used to be located at Silverdale, on the North Staffordshire Railway. The round trip journey takes around 15 minutes.
Trains are hauled by either steam or diesel locomotives from the Trust’s collection, depending on the day. The coaches are also historically interesting – ranging from a replica of a coach used in a north wales slate quarry to a more modern coach formerly operated on the famous Ffestiniog Railway. Some coaches are open and unheated – so if it’s a cold day, wrap up warmly!
The cache is located just off the footpath that runs alongside the railway, no access on to the tracks or buildings is required.