Saturday, July 01, 2006

Steam Train at Thoresby Park. Sir Nigel Gresley.

Above: Still visible today (2008) are the sleepers from the train's rail track in the area where it ran parallel to the River Meden.


Above: This steam train was called Sir Nigel Gresley, and took William Kirkland of Ollerton, twelve years to build. It was based on a real life locomotive. It became a popular attraction at Thoresby Hall, Thoresby Estate, in 1966 and continued to be so for several years before moving to Stapleford Park in Leicestershire. The steam train was situated in the area between the Cricket Pitch and the gates near Stone Bridge (a.k.a. Green Bridge). One can see that bridge leading to Perlethorpe Church in the background.

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Blogger robin hood said...

Sherwood Forest, the Dukeries, Thoresby park, Thoresby Hall, history.

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Blogger robin hood said...

Pierrepont, Manvers, Dukeries, Thoresby Hall, Thoresby Hotel, Thoresby Park, Perlethorpe, Perlethorpe Village, Ollerton, Budby, Sherwood Forest.
Woodyard, Perlethorpe School, Perlethope Church, Budby.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi
You can still ride on Sherwood forest railway nr Warsop see their web site www.sherwoodforestrailway.com for details

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