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Home Page September 2019

Welcome to the "Bob's Railway Days on Platform 2" website. This website used to give all the information about the latest operating days and other information related to the then Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway.  The D&DMESL has a new website and new name Thornepark Railway this website has all the information about the railway of the Doncaster & District Model Engineering Society including the operating days.  Click here  to go to their website . The website has the Facebook link. Details may change without prior notification .Trains are operating every presently Sunday afternoona until the end of October 11.30am to 3pm subject to the weather. Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway is a 7 ¹⁄₄ in gauge and 5 in gauge miniature railway built in 1998 in Thorne, South Yorkshire, England, operating on two loops within the park. The park is set in beautiful surroundings and has a café for snacks and meals.

CROWLE PEATLAND RAILWAY  The National Heritage Open Day September 15th 2019

As part of the National heritage Open Days the railway was open to the public to see the progress of the new project/ Cups of tea, cakes and foot plate rides on the newly laid track was part of the attractions for the weekend.   Crowle Peatland Railway was formed to preserve the history and heritage of peat extraction in the Humberhead Peatlands - in particular, the story of the peatland railways.

The three Schöma 0-4-0 diesel-hydraulic locos are all under cover and railed along with two of their associated slave units Schöma works 5220 "The Thomas Buck" is currently in working order and will be paired with slave unit 5221. Works 5129 runs, but is in need of work on the ancillaries, this will pair with slave 5131. Works 5130, recently arrived from display at Scott's Peat Works and is in store until the first two locomotives and slaves are signed off as fully restored, this will be paired with slave 5132.

For further information about the railway, how to help, open days and much more visit their website of Facebook page

The Model Train Show at the Trolleybus Museum Sandtoft 7th/ 6th September 2019

The museum held a model Weekend in three locations  at the museum, trains, buses, boats, model stationary engines in fact you name it and I am sure it was on display for this the biggest model event so far at the museum. Here is a selection of photographs to illustrate the event,. (Like the arrow)

Thorne Central publication

Between 2001-2003 I arranged for the Doncaster & District Model Engineering Society Ltd. to receive considerable funding to purchase locomotives, materials for the building of coaches and the electric locomotive John L Stokes. We were also able to purchase two marquees for shows such as the Summer Festival Event. Plastic Tables and chairs for visitors to use. Stationary, publicity leaflets and much more were obtained by funding. I would estimate about £10,000+ worth of funding was obtained with many hours of form filling producing brochures for the funders. The Neighbour Renewal Community Chest also funded this special Newsletter that was made available free at local newsagents etc. Click here to see the contents.     

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

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