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Gainsborough Railway
Gainsborough Railway

the famous ‘O’ gauge model railway in Gainsborough will open its doors to the public over the August Bank Holiday.

The massive model railway, built over the last 65 years by members of Gainsborough Model Railway Society, represents the East Coast mainline from King’s Cross to Leeds Central and takes up the whole of a former Victorian School.

It takes 10 operators to run this railway, which has bells and signals as on the real railway in the days of steam, and runs to a strict timetable.

The locos, numbering over 140, and rolling stock have also been built by the society’s members and include such famous names as ‘Mallard’ and ‘Flying Scotsman’ and the Pullman coaches etc.

This nostalgic model railway is run by volunteers using their own special skills to make this model railway in Gainsborough one of the best in the country.

The clubrooms are in Florence Terrace, near the south end of the Tesco car park, and will be open from 1.30pm-6pm on the Saturday and Sunday, and 10.30am-6pm on the Monday.

Admission: Adults £4, Children/Senior Citizens £3, Family (2 + 2) £10.

For more information contact Mick Clapham on 01427 615871 or visit www.gainsboroughmodelrailway.co.uk .