Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway, Thorne, Nr Doncaster
Latest News Page May and June 2015
Latest views of Platform 0 from Platform 1 in Doncaster
Normally Platform 1 in Doncaster Railway station sees the passenger trains to London Kings Cross and those from Hull and Bridlington but unusually perhaps were goods trains passing through on the 21st May 2015.
Something for every one at this museum tucked away in a corner of Armley. Locally built railway locomotives, a cinema examples of the woollen industrial history and the making of clothes. The steam locomotive Jack is in steam on some of the museums operating days. Prior to a visit phone 0113 230 5492 to confirm steaming. Visit their website for other information.
A return visit to Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough
Going back in time to the present Class B1 No 61237 George H Kitson on the 3-mile climb at 1 in 39 from Robin Hood's Bay to the summit at Ravenscar with a train for Scarborough. Today the track bed is only used by walkers and wild life.
The only public transport between Scarborough and Whitby is by using bus. Fortunately time has stood still at the North Bay in Scarborough as the narrow gauge railway still carries the passengers just as it did in 1931 when the railway was built . It has a gauge of 20 in (508 mm), and runs for approximately 7⁄8 mile (1.4 km) between Peasholm Park and Scalby Mills in the North Bay area of the town
Is it a train, yes it does run on track until it reaches the water then it becomes a boat until it is hauled back up to the station again. After not being used for a while it has been brought back into use as seen on the 25th April 2015. The ride came into use in 1932.