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Going back in time to the days of the original Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway website.
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Click on the image left to go to this section. Above Trains once continued to operate after the summer season ended. This continued until Easter Sunday's plus also having a Santa Specials and often an extra day for the First Train of the New Year. The photographs above show the First Sunday of the month operating day on the 4th October 2009.
You can now see what the Events Page used to look like on the original Thorne Memorial Park Railway website by clicking here

                             Trains to Port Sunlight on the Wirral

Whilst travelling along the road between Sheffield and Rotherham road works have revealed the original tram tracks that carried the trams between them.   

Trains operating on the line to Liverpool calling at Port Sunlight. Passengers encounter a very unique station booking hall and station frontage. Port Sunlight is a model village, suburb and electoral ward in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, England. Historically part of Cheshire, it is located between Lower Bebington and New Ferry, on the Wirral Peninsula.

In 1885, the brothers entered the soap business by buying a small soap and cleaning product works in Warrington. Lever Brothers is born. Needing larger business premises, William purchases 56 acres of land in Cheshire. He builds on marshes and creates Port Sunlight. The model village is developed between 1888 and 1914. Today the business is still going strong. You can spend some time looking around the village and also visit a the Visitor Information Centre that gives a very concise history of the venture. Allow time to see the video of the history of Port Sunlight including a fascinating insight to the workers.

Other Places to Visit

Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft
Rochdale Society of Model & Experimental Engineers
Grimsby  & Cleethorpes Model Engineering Society
Saltburn Miniature Railway
Ikenham and District Society Model Engineers
Sandtoft Miniature Railway Group

Wortley Top Forge Railway
Seven Valley Railway
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Seven Valley Railway
Tanfield Railway
Wells Walsingham Railway
Nene Valley Railway
Rhyl Miniature Railway

Llangollen Railway
Welsh Highland Railway
Bala Lake Railway
Sherwood Forest Steam Railway

North Bay Railway Scarborough
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway
Wolds Way Farm Railway
North Norfolk Railway
Leeds Industrial Museum

Beside the Seaside at Fairbourne

Wales has many Narrow Gauge Railways and several Miniature Railways including this one I visited a week ago. For more information please visit their website just click onto the photograph

Saltburn Miniature Railway Open Saturdays Sundays Bank Holidays From 1pm until 5pm Weather permitting Click here to visit their website. Saltburn also has a water powered Cliff Railway and beautifully restored pier.

Historic seaside miniature railway's in North Yorkshire,
Now celebrating our 83rd year, we have been operating trains since 1931, taking passengers for around ¾ mile from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills stations, offering beautiful views of Scarborough's North Bay.
100% wheelchair and pushchair friendly.

The Wells and Walsingham Railway 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway with the unique Garratt locomotives 'Norfolk Hero' and 'Norfolk Heroine' which were especially built for this line. The Railway operates every day of the week from March 28 until the end of October 2015

Please note that this website is to be reformatted so some of the pages may differ in layout. I do apologise for the fact you cannot presently directly access the information that I once gave about the operations of the miniature railway in Thorne Memorial Park, I did offer to continue the website at no cost as it been from 2000, but the societies committee decided not to take up the offer when I resigned from the D&DMESL. Instead the society decided to create a new website called "The Official Site for Thorne Railway" and of course a new domain name totally oblivious in their what seems to be a lack of knowledge about publicity and the consequences that would result. This means that the extensive publicity information I had put out of the original website for the railway, contact addresses and telephone numbers for eleven years. So therefore there is still publicised in many tourist information centres and other websites and publications which they do not seem to have taken much action about by the phone calls, e-mails and other enquiries I still receive.

Note from the webmaster

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Certain photographs on this web site may have the faces etc of a person or persons blurred for reasons of identity especially non-adults inline within the recommendations of the Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults Act even though I may have the permission of the person to take the photograph.

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