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Click on the image left to go this section. Above middle Extra train service provided by the electric locomotive "Mufuta" that originally operated on the former Sandtoft Miniature Railway To the right the locomotive pulls a full load of passengers around the outer track back on 27th June 2010,

Latest views of from Platform 0 in Doncaster

Work gathers pace as the new Platform on what used to be many years ago the Cattle Dock as the fencing goes up on Platform 1 & 4 for a storage of materials . Somewhat a tradition to have a workman's hut now in position

The sidings gets cut further back still as work continues Left is what we saw in April . Next stop for the 10.17hrs train to Doncaster about to leave Platform 1 at Kirk Sandall station then terminating in Platform 1 in Doncaster when the work is completed it will be terminating in the new Platform 0.

Peak Park Persevered Bus Gathering Sunday 21st June 2015

Buses from all over the UK featured in the Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering at the Peak Railway. The preserved railway although a victim of the "Beeching Axe" was having problems before then with the condition of a the Dove Holes Tunnel. However it was again the enthusiasm of members that has seen the line reopen between Rosley and Matlock. 

Although the steam locomotive Lord Phill is available for a passenger service the railway has a very large collection of diesel shunting locomotives and during the bus rally a guards van was used to take visitors to the workshop and collection of shunting locomotives. For more information about rolling stock operating days etc. please visit their website

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
Leeds Industrial Museum

Beside the Seaside

Back to the 1950's the original Cleethorpes Miniature Railway is seen on this postcard. Today now the Cleethorpes Coastal Light Railway this scene is certainly something from the past. 

Saltburn Miniature Railway Open Saturdays Sundays Bank Holidays From 1pm until 5pm Weather permitting Click here to visit their website. Saltburn also has a water powered Cliff Railway and beautifully restored pier.

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 Wells and Walsingham Railway 10¼" narrow gauge steam railway with the unique Garratt locomotives 'Norfolk Hero' and 'Norfolk Heroine' which were especially built for this line. The Railway operates every day of the week from March 28 until the end of October 2015

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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