World War 1 Trench Warfare – replica wagons

In September 2014, the Moseley Railway Trust staged a superb and much-praised re-enactment of the light railway systems supplying the troops at the front in WW1, complete with trenches, troops and cavalry. They were determined that all the light railway rolling tock should be authentic and we helped them by restoring the American ‘Pershing’ wagon (underneath) from a derelict and rusted-through chassis into a fully functioning vehicle.

Going one better, we built the British Class B wagon (on top) from scratch. The joinery work and painting were carried out by volunteers working at our foundry in the evenings.

In 2016, a Class A wagon was built in our workshops and the next project will be the restoration of a WW1 ambulance van.

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