COMMUNITY: Gainsborough Model Railway Society

Community event.
Community event.

Those looking for an attraction this bank holiday weekend should visit the Gainsborough Model Railway, says society chairman Chris Wragg “Our railway has something to offer for all ages. Children enjoy counting the number of wagons or carriages in a train, and working out the route followed by trains through our many tunnels. For their grandparents, the railway will often bring back memories of the days of steam.

We are celebrating our 70th anniversary this year, and visitors can see the results of those years of effort by our members. The railway occupies almost all of a Victorian school building, and needs ten signalmen to operate. Our collection of over 180 locomotives, mostly hand-built by members, includes such famous names as Flying Scotsman and Mallard. They run to a timetable, as that is the only way of (hopefully) avoiding chaos on such a large railway.”

The railway, in the clubrooms on Florence Terrace, off Sandsfield Lane, Gainsborough, is open for visitors from 1.30pm to 6pm on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, with an earlier start at 10.30am on bank holiday Monday. Admission is £4 for adults and £3 for children and senior citizens, with a family ticket for £10.