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Moseley Railway Trust accepts Woodhead Tunnel locomotive from National Grid

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A battery powered electric locomotive is back on the rails following it’s donation by National Grid to The Moseley Railway Trust.The locomotive, which weighs four tonnes, was built in 1998 by Clayton Equipment.

 Both National Grid and the Trust wished to complete the Woodhead story in the Trust’s collection, and this led to arrival of the 1998 built Clayton at the Moseley Railway Trust’s Apedale site earlier this month.

Most locomotives which arrive at Apedale need years of restoration work!”David Smith, who is looking after the Woodhead Tunnels for National Grid said: “We are happy to have been able to donate the locomotive to the Railway Trust and we are delighted to learn that it will see active service on their line for years to come.” The National Grid locomotive will now be used on general duties on the Moseley Railway Trust’s Apedale Valley Light Railway.

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