Thorne Memorial Park Miniature Railway, Thorne, Nr Doncaster
Latest News Page June 2014
Out and about over the 2014 May Bank Holiday Weekend
The weekends weather was mixed to say the least the journey from Doncaster to Malton was not the best driving through many downpours of rain. However the rain eased back for the 1 pm train around the Wolds Way Lavender. The steam locomotive "Stan Johnson" was not available and probably not in the near future but at least it can be seen in the locomotive and carriage shed. Being practical with the exception of special events the attraction is best served by the Roanoke locomotive purchased in 2005.
The locomotive being turned ready for its outward journey, whilst Platform 7¼ is where you board the train! A view looking towards the shed and the distilling and information area with TV video as below.
Inside the shed whilst to the right one of the many animated animals lurking around in the lavender gardens and wild flower area. If you would like further information about the railway please click here The train fares for 2014 are £2 not as on their website.
Stockholes Farm Railway 26 May 2014
Not too far from the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft the miniature railway at Stockholes Farm has continued to operate many different types of standard gauge type locomotives on their extensive layout.
Above a map of the track layout if you would like further information about the miniature railway please click here To the right David one of the former members of the D&DMESL talks to one of the passengers.
Steam at the Doncaster Vintage Steam and Vehicle Show 1st June 2014
A visit to the Vintage Steam and Vehicle Show on the 1st June was blessed with some wonderful clear blue skies and sunshine and many entrants to the event
A brief visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway 8th June 2014
The B1 locomotive Chiru en-route to Whitby. At Whitby the reinstatement of Platform 2 for the trains from the NYMR that will enable the locomotives to run around the coaches. Presently the train has to reverse to a siding further along from the station to undertake this manoeuvre.
Electric and watered powered Cliff Tramways 7th June 2014
A few miles apart you find the water powered cliff tramway at Saltburn and the on a very wet day the cliff tramway at Scarborough next to the famous Grand Hotel offer similar facilities but being powered differently. Both theses tramways have been furbished over the last couple of years.