Formerly website for the Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway
New cover photograph for Jordan on his Facebook
Like myself Jordan was one of the familiar faces to be found helping at the Thorne Memorial Park until 2012. Jordan continues his activities including building locomotives at the miniature railway at Stockholes Farm near Westgate in North Lincolnshire.
Jordan with his first electric locomotive on the tracks at Thorne in Sunday 11 April 2010 whilst to the right Jordan was involved with the steaming of the locomotive Remus at Thorne after fitting its new boiler. The locomotive is in store now pending final restoration for another railway.
A brief venture by Jordan was to help with the restoration work on Doncaster's Last Trolleybus No 375 at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft. To the right working on the new railway developments at Shepherd's Place Farm.
From the archive collection of the late Walter Ashton
Venturing into one of my late Father's books one of many he wrote about railways and other subjects I have included a copy of one of the pages and a couple of loose photographs. Above left is the front cover and to the right one of the pages I have opened.
Above left a in 1927 Gresley Class P1 No 2393 2-8-2 approaching Potter's Bar with a 100-wagon coal train to the right is a Gresley Class O2 three-cylinder 2-8-0 approaching Greenwood box in 1924 working a mixed goods train.
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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