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 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 go to their website . Trains are operating on Sundays in 2019 plus special events subject to weather. On going See their now updated website and Facebook page for further details The website has the Facebook link. Details may change without prior notification
Trains travelling around the very scenic park that is also the venue for the 2019 Summer Festival Event 27th/28th July. As well as the scenic park there are canal side walks next to the park and a café in the park and nearby pub for Sunday lunches. .
A replica pioneer 1911 Cedes Stoll trolleybus will make its debut to the publicat the museum Saturday June 29th and again Sunday 30th 2019. This is where it all began for the UK trolleybuses. The museum will the be able to illustrate the full history of the Trolleybus in Britain from 1911 through to 1985 with experimental Electroline trolleybus that is presently undergoing electrical restoration work Go to the events website page for further details of this event.
A preview of the Model display at the Museum
Page under reconstruction seethe museums events page for more information .
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.