Rocks By Rail The Living Ironstone Museum

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Rocks By Rail The Living Ironstone Museum

Rocks By Rail The Living Ironstone Museum
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mh3883
North Yorkshire, UK12 aportes
oct. de 2021 • Pareja
Place was deserted - truly deserted. Not a soul to be seen at the reception so we wandered round on our own looking at old trains outside which were so unkempt that brambles were growing on them. We went into some kind of workshop - nobody there, no information on display to explain what was happening. Back outside, still not having seen a soul, we saw a sign for a nature trail but found it to be cordoned off. In confusion we headed back to the buildings, only for a spaniel to charge at us which then attacked my dog. At this point an elderly chap appeared - not sure if he was staff or a visitor- he mumbled something then sauntered off with the dog. We made a sharp exit.
If you fancy a mix of 28 Days Later and Cujo, we’ll worth a visit.
Escrita el 18 de octubre de 2021
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Dickybun
Spalding, UK35 aportes
oct. de 2019 • Amigos
Although I live quite near I had never heard of this fantastic little gem. From the moment my wife, my niece and I got out of the car we were greeted by a very knowledgeable friendly member. My niece is qualified quarry and mining engineer from Brazil here to learn English. She was absolutely fascinated by the establishment. Her delight was enhanced by the experience of driving a train as well as all the exhibits in the covered area.

We enjoyed our day so much we shall visit again on the last open day for the year on 20th October 2019. 3 days before she returns home.

Great experience for all ages. Thank you.
Escrita el 6 de octubre de 2019
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Wanderer752472
24 aportes
ago. de 2019
This is real live history in the form of locomotives, wagons, tools and quarrying plant, but also in the form of friendly volunteers, many of them with experience in quarries and railways. I arrived on a quiet day when there was no running advertised, but still saw diesel and steam locomotives moving round the yard and one of their quarrying machines in action - all in preparation for the Bank Holiday weekend. You can get close to everything and there is lots of information available. This is an enthusiast's paradise. For families, I'd recommend one of the running days for guaranteed action.
Escrita el 22 de agosto de 2019
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Tonyisleham
Cambridgeshire, UK48 aportes
sep. de 2018 • Amigos
Arrived and greeted by a volunteer in the car park. Bacon sarnies a treat. Entrance fee very reasonable.Exhibits in main shed and side shed in various stages of preservation.
One steam loco giving frequent brake van rides and 2 diesel at play shunting into the quarry area.
The mega size drag line cab shocks you into realizing the scale of quarrying on the site.
Well worth a couple of hours on a steam day.
Escrita el 30 de septiembre de 2018
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Paul R
Oakham, UK31 aportes
ago. de 2018 • Pareja
Run completely by volunteers this small railway and musuem is a gem. They have a collection of steam and diesel locomotives, some restored and working, and others in the process of being restored. You can take a ride in a brake van attached to one of the trains and you can see a demo of what used to go on here regarding ironstone, with a shovel pretending to fill railway wagons with ironstone. You can also take a walk alongside the line and get a view of more old rolling stock and see the trains chugging up & down.
Friendly volunteers are more than happy to explain what's going on and there's a cafe for tea and cake. Great value at only £8 (£7 concessions) especially as you can ride the train as many times as you want.
Escrita el 28 de agosto de 2018
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annah623
aylesbury45 aportes
jul. de 2018
This museum is amazing with lots of livestock in the process of renovation. The staff were very friendly and informative. The drive a train for £5 wasn’t taking place on the day we visited but the August bank holiday Sunday/Monday will have steam and diesel trains running so might be tempted to come back.
Escrita el 1 de agosto de 2018
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P V
Bath, UK44 aportes
jul. de 2018 • Pareja
This was a walk down memory lane for my husband as he had watched Sundew's great walk as a young lad. Don't expect great shining engines, do expect enthused volunteers who are happy to chat about the work they do and the great engines they care for
Escrita el 23 de julio de 2018
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melmel58f
Aberystwyth, UK113 aportes
jun. de 2018 • Familia
Day trip out. It was a lovely day and the weather was on our side. The large collection of trains was entertaining for the kids to look around while granddad enjoyed learning about the history of the area.
Escrita el 17 de junio de 2018
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Piers556
Bury St. Edmunds, UK22 aportes
jun. de 2018 • Amigos
People forget what a large industry mining iron ore was in this country, particularly where the seams are near the surface as in Rutland. A small group of enthusiasts have rescued a large number of diesel and steam tank engines and keep them on the site of an old quarry. There is only 1 mile of the original track left, on which some of the engines run on open days. The history of most engines is there, the most interesting of which is a steam tank engine which was delivered to Singapore docks just before the allied surrender to the Japanese in 1942. It was returned to Britain after the war, where it worked in naval yards until it was retired. The engine is now an official war memorial to the fallen and to prisoners of war in the East. There is also a workshop in which two engines are under restoration, otherwise not a lot to see or do. It is certainly worth a visit if you are interested in old things mechanical.
Escrita el 14 de junio de 2018
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Rebecca Fletcher
Essex, UK18 aportes
ago. de 2017 • Amigos
Found it by accident
Probably best to arrive on an event day as the volunteers are limited on other open days, or take a picnic.
Volunteers friendly and enthusiastic and full of infomation about the museum.
Loved the story of the extremely heavy crane 'walking' to Corby and being able to get up close to the engines.
Shame we didn't visit on a 'drive for a fiver' day
Escrita el 18 de agosto de 2017
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