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The Smile Train:
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DO YOU NEED A PORTABLE MINIATURE RAILWAY FOR A
Our colleagues at Rotherham Model Engineers may be able to help you -
This page was last updated on 27-May-2014.
We are a thriving, long established
model engineering society, dedicated to
hobby by building and operating
steam and other types of powered models; by invention and experimentation; by
tool making; by encouraging young people to participate in engineering; by maintaining links with
model engineers in the UK and abroad; by furthering wider interest in
our hobby with the
local community who visit the Abbeydale Miniature Railway; and supporting
charities. Model engineers and
interested guests are always made very welcome.
We usually serve refreshments, ice cream and souvenirs when the
railway is open to the public, and our premises and
wheelchair accessible. We have a special carriage funded by the Lottery which enables
users to ride on the railway. We are completely non-profit making - all receipts are
reinvested in developing, maintaining, insuring and running the railway and our
Bears' Picnic in 2013 raised £2030
for the wonderful Sheffield Childrens'
The next picnic will be on Sunday 10th August 2014 - again, all our ticket sales will go
to the Charity. THEO the Bear will be there, along with a tombola stall
and lots of animals to spot around the railway. Bring your own
teddy bear too!
LOCAL MINIATURE RAILWAY PIONEER
On the left is a photo of
Guy S. Mitchell, driving his 71/4" gauge live steam loco in 1905 in his garden on
Grove Road, Totley Rise - not far from our own Abbeydale Miniature Railway. Around
that time there were three privately owned,
pioneering, ride-on garden railways in Sheffield!
Click on the photo for more
information about this remarkable man and his railway.
Photo courtesy of Mrs.
Get all our local news at Open
Dore - the Dore Village website
or the Totley
Independent - Totley's website
WE'RE NOT JUST A
Model engineering encompasses many different areas of interest. Come and
see some examples at our FREE Annual Exhibition on Sunday 22nd June. If you are
interested in joining our society please ask to speak to a
ABBEYDALE MINIATURE RAILWAY
OUR ENTRANCE IS OPPOSITE
283 ABBEYDALE ROAD SOUTH, SHEFFIELD, S17 3LB
WE ARE ONLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THE DAYS
Trains run from 1 pm to 5pm - fares are £1 per ride per person - except
for SANTA SPECIALS*
Sunday 22nd OPEN DAY AND EXHIBITION
7th AND SUNDAY 14th DECEMBER*
11 am to 5 pm
NOTE THAT ENTRY TO THE SANTA SPECIALS WILL BE BY ADVANCE
£7 EACH, TICKETS
ARE ON SALE ON PUBLIC RUNNING DAYS UNTIL SOLD OUT -
TICKET NUMBERS STRICTLY LIMITED TO PREVENT OVERCROWDING OF
ENTITLES ENTRY TO RAILWAY, TO SANTA'S GROTTO, A PRESENT FOR
CHILDREN, SEASONAL REFRESHMENTS FOR ADULTS, AND
'UNLIMITED' TRAIN RIDES
(TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY)
WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO THE SANTA SPECIALS WITHOUT A TICKET.
Sunday 10th TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC and FUND RAISING FOR SHEFFIELD CHILDRENS
Monday 25th (Bank Holiday)
Please be aware that live steam locomotives emit sparks, ashes
and oil which could result in injury or damage to clothing.
Our locomotives get very hot - so please do not touch them,
and of course, keep off the railway tracks!
Please read and understand the Rail Riding Rules
at the Ticket Office
before boarding the trains.
to have at least one steam engine operating as well as our
'diesels'. We offer clean toilet facilities, including disabled
access. A wheelchair accessible carriage is
available on request. Printed timetables are available
from the ticket office for you to take home. Unused tickets can be
used on a later date.
may park in the field if ground conditions
permit - access to the railway's
premises by vehicle is strictly limited to disabled badge holders
and members of our Society.
PARTIES - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
note we do not offer special arrangements for birthday parties but you are
welcome to invite your guests to our railway on a scheduled public running day
(see timetable above). We serve hot and cold beverages, ice cream and other
refreshments at reasonable prices.
Guests' parents must
stay with their children at all times
and supervise them.
Please take all your
party litter home with you as we have no refuse
collection service from the railway.
There is strictly no access to
our premises by car (except for disabled badge holders).