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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 railway operated by the D@DMESL have a new website which has all the information about the railway that is operated by the volunteer members of the Doncaster & District Model Engineering Society during the Spring/Summer months and for other events listed on the new website.  Click here to go to this website

Operating Days for 2015 announced for the Thorne Park Railway
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The new website by the Doncaster & District Model Engineering Society have now updated their website to show the operating days for 2015. Here we see the electric locomotive "John L Stokes" which was built by the society providing service in the park during 2014. This locomotive has been the work horse of the society and hauled many passenger trains since its construction. You may also visit their Facebook page which is regularly updated.

A visit to Hull  22 February  2015

The Streetlife Museum of Transport Hull is a transport museum located in Kingston upon Hull, England. The roots of the collection date back to the early 20th century, however the purpose-built museum the collection is housed in was opened in 1989 by the then Hull East MP, John Prescott. The collection include Veteran cars, horse-drawn carriages and objects relating to local public transport. A radio and wireless shop caught my eye with many interesting exhibits.

Above left at the entrance and leading into the main exhibition area there are examples of the Harbour rail and Hull centre groove tram track unique ti Hull and Doncaster. The display also includes a beautifully restored tram. 

A platform ticket machine, a replica of life in the days of the LNER plus the horse tram from Hythe. There is a lot to see in the museum I have basically covered the rail based exhibits. Allow yourself at least a couple of hours to visit the museum. There are pubs and cafes in the old quarter of Hull for refreshments. The museum forms part of the Museums Quarter in Hull, based on the historic High Street in the Old Town of the city. The Museums Quarter comprises the Streetlife Museum, the Hull and East Riding Museum (archaeology), the Arctic Corsair trawler and Wilberforce House Museum. Not too far away are example of the Habour rails that once severed the former quays click here to see some of the remaining samples seen on the visit to Hull. So if you are coming by train the Paragon station is not too far away. By road The M62 eventfully this becomes the A63. At Hessle there is an excellent Park and Ride bus service operated by Stagecoach. 

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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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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

   

Saltburn Miniature Railway Open Saturdays Sundays Bank Holidays From 1pm until 5pm Weather permitting Click here to visit their website

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 Saltburn Cliff Lift is a funicular railway located in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Redcar and Cleveland and the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is the oldest operating water-balance cliff lift in the United Kingdom. Lower Prom, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1HQ

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.

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015