Golden Acre Park Trains

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Postby Jogon » Sun 08 Dec, 2013 10:37 pm

Croggy1 wrote:
Great video/cine.

Very interesting. May have to take a trip to Scarborough again sometime to see it/them in the metal, lol.


Suggest hiring an SL bus for a 'SL historical club trip'

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Postby edlong » Mon 09 Dec, 2013 4:51 pm

hicklingmick wrote:
anybody notice the water chute is just like the one at peasholm park(3.30) ..did they buy that as well as the engines?


I think the water chute you're on about in Scarborough is in Northstead Valley Gardens, not Peasholm park? No idea if it came from Leeds though.
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Postby cnosni » Mon 09 Dec, 2013 9:53 pm

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Hope the writing can be read ! if not, click on the picture. Taken in June 2013.
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Postby PC - Dublin » Tue 10 Dec, 2013 11:01 pm

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Good to see youre still in the mix Pat. Hows things?

Hi Chris,
Am doing really well thanks. I had my annual trip to leeds in June and had a fabulous time as usual. Thanks to Secret leeds I got to see the following, Golden Acre Park, Blackmoor Tunnel shafts, Eccup reservoir, and St. John the Evangelist Church.

Hope everything is going well with you. Keep in touch !

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Postby PC - Dublin » Tue 10 Dec, 2013 11:02 pm

and the Seven Arches Aqueduct
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Postby PC - Dublin » Tue 10 Dec, 2013 11:03 pm

and one of the Blackmoor Tunnel shafts
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Postby cnosni » Wed 11 Dec, 2013 9:42 pm

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Good to see youre still in the mix Pat. Hows things?


Hi Chris,
Am doing really well thanks. I had my annual trip to leeds in June and had a fabulous time as usual. Thanks to Secret leeds I got to see the following, Golden Acre Park, Blackmoor Tunnel shafts, Eccup reservoir, and St. John the Evangelist Church.

Hope everything is going well with you. Keep in touch !

PC

Pat,let us all know when you come over again and we'll have a meet up and drinks.
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Postby chameleon » Fri 02 May, 2014 11:29 am

Billio's message placed here to add to the existing thread on this topic:

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A short film of the miniature railway that was located in Golden Acre Park in 1935. Anyone remember this ?.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb0CHs-1gcw

The British Pathe news films have now been loaded into Youtube. This is a fascinating resource which will require much study because the film contents are not always apparent from the title.
    

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Postby Phill_dvsn » Fri 02 May, 2014 11:56 am

Good one moving that post Chameleon.
There is so little documented about the miniature railway at Golden Acre Park.
It's good to keep what little there is together Regular Smiley

That's a great film clip and good quality too Billio. Thanks for adding it.
Here's an aerial image of the railway layout to go with the clip. The tunnel can be seen on the photo too.

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Postby Phill_dvsn » Fri 02 May, 2014 12:00 pm

Frank Thompson the man who built up the park with Gracie Fields on the miniature train.
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