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Home Page August/September 2020

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.  In 2012 the D&DMESL created a new website and new name Thornepark Railway this website has all the information about the railway.  The Thornepark Railway will be temporarily closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus situation.  Please visit their website and Facebook page (follow the link on the website) 
Many Heritage Railways are re-opening now that the Government has eased some of the restrictions so it is well worth now checking their websites and Facebook pages.

Developments at the Crowle Peatlands Railway

Their Lisbon Tram arrived safely 13th June 2020 safe to say it's now the biggest thing in their shed! Thanks to D&D Transport near Colchester, they did a fantastic job.

Above Lisbon Tram 566 descends from the junction of Routes 28E and 12E on its way to Graca in Lisbon on the 13th March 2009. This short section of track is often reputed to be one of the steepest sections of tram track to be worked by adhesion.

Tram 542 on Route 12E on the 13th March 2009.

Open Days September 2020 as part of the Heritage Open Days
Dates - 12th-13th & 19th-20th, Opening times 10:00 - 16:00. Our address is 'The Old Peat Works', off Dole Road, Crowle, North Lincs. DN17 4BL
Dates - 12th-13th & 19th-20th, Opening times 10:00 - 16:00. How to find us? Our address is 'The Old Peat Works', off Dole Road, Crowle, North Lincs. DN17 4BL
There is no need to book for open days, We just ask that you wear a face covering indoors. Outside in the open air we are not mandating face coverings. However, we are not stopping anyone from wearing one if they wish. We are operating a one way system around the railway to maintain social distancing and there will be hand sanitizing stations around the railway. Unfortunately we are unable to offer any refreshments. Two of a our Schoma Locomotive & Slaves will be operating on both weekends for photo opportunities with a few wagons for shunting around, unfortunately we are not offering cab rides as it is not possible to maintain social distancing inside the locomotives cab. Inside we will have on display our latest acquisition Lisbon Tram No.711 & Simplex 40s302 which is currently undergoing a major overhaul.

Note that COVID-19 Guidelines are subject to change.  Courtesy of their website page please visit their Facebook and Website for updates

A photo review of a few of the attraction that have re-open

Due to operational problems caused by COVID-19 the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft remains closed during 2020

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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Monday, 17 August 2020

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