Moseley Hall Grammar School

 

Moseley Tramway

 

The Moseley Tramway was founded in 1968 as an experimental project at Moseley Hall Grammar School using materials recovered from a local brickworks.  Initially horse-drawn vehicles were used but later diesel, petrol and battery-electric powered vehicles were introduced.  The Moseley Tramway was closed when the school required for development the land that the Tramway occupied, leading to the collection being put into storage for a number of years.

 

Most of the collection now belongs to the Moseley Railway Trust , which has a permanent home in the Apedale Country Park in Staffordshire alongside the Apedale Heritage Centre, where a railway is being constructed and a museum is planned.

 

Moseley Railway Trust at Cheadle Moseley Grammar School - June 1977 - on YouTube

Moseley Railway Trust web site - http://www.mrt.org.uk/

Moseley Railway Trust Blog Site - http://www.mrt.org.uk/news

Copyright Note: These images were provided by past pupils.  Our thanks go to the Moseley Railway Trust as the copyright for many of these pictures now belongs to the Trust.  Please be aware that in law copyright still exists in the pictures and any intention to use them commercially should be cleared with the copyright owner first.

If you are the originator of any of these images and would like them removed from the web site, please just let me know.


David Levy & Graham Levy

 March 1975

David Levy on shed

1975

All 3 sheds

Coach 21

Early Work - in school metalwork shop

December 1972

Early Work - in school metalwork shop

December 1972

Early Work - outdoors

December 1972

Early Work - outdoors

December 1972

Dodgy track & interlaced

Track shed area

Tim Hughes

March 1975

Starting No.1 - Andy Hine in front

Shed area, track & members - David Smylie,  Tim Hughes in background

Shed area gauge

Quad

Early 1970s

Hill Section

March 1974

Two skips

March 1975

Skip No.30

March 1975

Smoky Train

March 1975

Green & small shed

March 1974

No.1 on passenger

March 1975

Loco shed - Julian Howarth inside shed, John Rowlands in blue

Sheds - Colin Saxton in hat

John Rowlands standing

John Rowlands driving

John Rowlands driving

John Rowlands driving

John Rowlands driving

Julian Howarth on Ransomes MG2 Tractor

Julian Howarth on Ransomes MG2 Tractor

Julian Howarth on Ransomes MG2 Tractor

1990s

1990s

1990s

No.1 and end tipper - Tim Hughes in purple, Andy Hine leaning into loco

No.1 Engine

No.1

March 1974

No.6

Red Shed roof - erecting shed from donated sources

Red Shed and tool van

Red Shed construction

The School Railway

by Nick Bagshaw

(1966-1973)

Tim Hughes in purple jumper

David Smiley driving

(courtesy of Tim Hughes)


Tramway - outside Science block
Alan Graham


Tramway - ballasting
Alan Graham


Tramway - outside Craft block
Alan Graham


Article from Stockport Express - 1970s
pupils on loco are (l-r)
David Levy, Andy Hine, Colin Saxton and Tony Krzyżewski.
Tony Krzyżewski


Tony Krzyżewski at the controls of Moseley 1 with an unidentified passenger in the early days of building at Cheadle Moseley. Tony was Member no.4 of the MHGS Railway Club.
Tony Krzyżewski


 

 

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