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However a roundup of our news is shown below.
7¼” Gauge railway for Sandtoft
We are delighted to announce that the Museum Board has accepted a kind offer from Francis Terry to donate his 7¼” Gauge railway to the Museum. One of the objectives set for the Museum Directors is to provide additional attractions at Sandtoft and the railway will fit this brief. Once a suitable route has been agreed the necessary groundwork can commence.
There used to be an extensive network of narrow gauge track in the Sandtoft area, as it was used to bring cut peat to the rail-head for dispatch via the Axholme Light Railway to the national rail network.
Cedes Stoll Replica
As part of the celebrations for our 50th Anniversary this year, the Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft commissioned the construction of a full-size working replica of a pioneer 1911 trolleybus. It was built in the Czech Republic in just 15 months from inception to testing and delivery.
The Trolleybus Museum can now tell another chapter about the history of the trolleybus - and tell it in the best way it can by allowing visitors to take a ride on it! It presents a rare opportunity to sample what it was like over 100 years ago to ride on a solid-tyred, wooden-seated “trackless trolley” (as they were referred to in their day).
Click here to read more about this exciting development at the Trolleybus Museum.
New Toy And Model Display At The Museum
A large collection of Models, toys games and a railway layout has been unveiled in the Pelham Building. It is proving hugely popular with the young and old alike. It is planned to have a visiting model railway layout each open weekend.
The Toy and Model Museum now has its own Facebook page!
New Land Purchase to extend the Museum to the West
The Museum has announced that it has purchased an additional area of land to the west of the Burntwood bungalow and smallholding recently purchased by the British Trolleybus Society. This will allow the Museum to expand, and ideas for the project are invited.