Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway, Thorne, Nr Doncaster
Latest News Page June 2013

I am extremely grateful to Jason Bowers (lower middle nearest the camera), who has made available a selection of photographs taken at the Brighouse 1940's Event held on the 1st and 2nd June. A Winston Churchill look a like made an appearance at the event 

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway 9th June 2013

As part of a tour of Cambridgeshire and Kent a visit to this wonderful railway was not to be missed. Luckily on the 9th June there was an event taking place at New Romney with three gauges of trains to ride on. Top photograph shows the locomotive No 1 Green Goddess built in 1925 that took us from Hythe to New Romney. If you would like further information about the railway click here.

Only a pebbles throw away from the railway at Dungeness are the remains of the former tracks where small trolleys were pulled from the sea front to the roadway hauling the boxes of fish. Judging by the state of the tracks they have not been used for some time now. 

A Recent Holiday in North Wales with Sue Mundin

Thanks Sue for the photographs taken last week whilst you were on holiday in locations ranging from the railway museum at Betws-y-Coed to The Great Orme. To see more of Sue's photographs go to her Facebook .

2nd June 2013 Doncaster Motorbus 22 celebrates its 60th Birthday

Doncaster Motorbus No 22 entered service in June 1953. It is now one of the vehicles that is in regular service at the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft. On the 2nd June it was given an extra special polish for its birthday event including a cake. It was in 1953 that my parent's took me on a ride on its sister vehicle on the 17th June 1953 to Sheffield and back to Doncaster ten days after my 10th Birthday.

Mablethorpe Miniature Railway 15th June 2013.

At last several visits out of season we had a chance to see the Mablethorpe Miniature Railway in operation. The railway I was told was opened in 1968 as a 10 ¼ inch gauge railway but was re-gauged to the present gauge in 1970.  It was formally known as Queens Park Miniature Railway.  The locomotive built in 1976 used to be a steam outline engine though this body has been replaced with a 'Chitty-chitty-bang-bang' body. The other petrol locomotive has been rebuilt from a diesel-outline loco into 'Lewis' pulling two open coaches.

Above we see the ticket and the tunnel/shed on the circular track as seen looking down from the sea wall. 

Another view of the locomotive and of course a ride through the tunnel/shed our ride cost £1 each for which you get two circuits. 

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