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Another One Bites the Dust

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A number of visitors to the Moseley Railway Trust’s open days at Apedale (September & November last year) observed that it is more conventional for railway track to be IN the ballast, rather than ON the ballast.

We have been loaned a rather fine ballast hopper wagon by our friends at the Golden Valley Light Railway, who are located on the Midland Railway Centre site in Derbyshire.

A bit like some of the MRT’s working mebers, really.Of course, most railway people will know that ballast hoppers and the like are traditionally given codenames which are based on marine life.

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