The miniature railway was named the "Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway" between 2000 - 2012. Then a new name was adopted "ThornePark Railway" with a new website with that name and a new Domain name. The link is provided above. A new page has been added to the From the Digital Archives in addition to the original page. Already the extra new page is nearly full so a further archives page will be added next time.
Recent events at Thorne and Sandtoft .
The trains awaiting the opening of the event. A siding has been created at the station to make available a second train for when needed as more passengers arrive for the 2017 event. Notice that the 5 inch gauge rail has been removed and the inner track is now been removed. The 5 inch gauge rail on the outer circuit will be retained.
The trains were kept busy in the park for the 2017 Summer Festival Event with Matthew (middle) at the controls of the 39 type locomotive that has made may appearance on the Society's operating days. To the right member Rob takes the train around enjoying the sunshine that prevailed.
A true family event for all as the public arrive in the park for this event that has been an annual event for many years now,.
Sandtoft Gathering 30th July 2017
The Gathering Event for 2017 was to be one of the busiest for some years helped by some good weather for most of the day it was only in the late afternoon that some showers came along but these were only brief and lasted barely a minute or two.
Cars, a steam roller, visiting motorbuses, cars, bicycles and the resident trolleybuses not mention a fairground organ and traditional jazz band provided entertainment for the visitors even the I will have probably forgot something that made it a superb days entertainment for the visitors.
This is just a small selection of photographs of the event many more are now appearing on Facebook including some video clips . The next event being planned in addition to the normal Trolleydays is the 2 Day steam gala on 23rd and 24th September visit the museums website for more details.
Coming up shortly (I hope) a look at the remains of the Swanage Harbour Tramway plus a journey on the Seaton Electric Tramway on my Birthday
A few view of Pecorama on the tour of Devon and Dorset June 2017.