Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway, Thorne, Nr Doncaster
Latest News Page July 2014
Rescue Day at the 7 Lakes Country Park 12 July 2014
As part of the 2014 event for the Rescue Day Event a Train Incident Rail/Road Level Crossing Collision was stage. Two lengths of rail were specially laid along with a slightly adapted coach brought fro Doncaster a people carrier and a caravan.
To dummy's laid out on the track and during the afternoon demonstration by the emergency services the display created a great deal of interests at the event.
The many other rescue services were represented by various demonstrations such as house fires, the dog rescue team, air sea rescue and many more. .
An afternoon in the Park at Thorne 13 July 2014
Visitors to Thorne Memorial park came alive on Sunday afternoon to the sound Brass Band music from the Markham Main Brass Colliery Band. The miniature railway operated by the Doncaster & District Model Engineering Society which was in operation from 11am to 3 pm
Update at Cleethorpes 1 July 2014
During recent times the Cleethorpes Coast Light a 15 in railway built in 1948 in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire operating between Cleethorpes Leisure Centre and behind Pleasure Island Family Theme Park and the Buck Beck estuary has seen some changes. I have been informed that new ownership has secured the operation of the railway to continue at Cleethorpes rather than to be closed down and moved to another location as was being feared. Whilst there on a visit I noticed some changes to the layout at Lakeside Central. For more details of track layout click here. The station platform is also receiving attention. In the meantime the railway continues to operate using the diesel locomotive No 6 whilst I was there and some of the same volunteers that I have known for some time now. To visit their website click here
From the 26 August 2002 Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway Website .
Taken from the new website photographs showing recent developments the so called station sign and the refurbished coaches which I obtained funding for and still using the bogies on loan from the Sandtoft Miniature Railway group. Top right shows how the coaches have a step for the younger passengers and a lower step for adult passengers.
The original station sign that I paid for and made that back in 2002 is no more being dismantled in 2013 but the name board has been retained for archive preservation at home. The middle photograph shows one of the two coaches which was funded. Right illustrates well how the two new D&DMES coaches were based on SMR 2 coach. This coach (the last in line) is now in temporary storage at another railway having been removed from Thorne Memorial Park in 2011.
The new commercially produced station name that has been brought into use on two new station name boards. Photographs via the Thornepark Railway Facebook page.
(Left) The original hand made sign in its temporary location (on a dry sunny day) Please forgive the modern B&Q seat come storage container. Probably one day I might forward it to a museum or put the sign on E-Bay.