An opportunity for visitors to learn about the history of Thorpe Light Railway and hear about future plans.
Volunteers will be on hand to talk to visitors about the history of the attraction and the group's aim to fully restore this historic miniature railway. There will also be information boards including photographs, which highlight what the group have achieved to date and projects for the future, as well as some historic photos. Subject to the availability of locomotives and drivers, visitors will also be able to watch a demonstration freight train and/or enjoy a ride on a passenger train.
Access Information: Ample on site parking is available but is on grass which may not be accessible in extreme weather conditions. There is also limited parking in the roadside layby. The site is on grass with no surfaced paths, but is fairly flat. Disabled visitors can park close to the station and enjoy the talks and displays and watching the trains but unfortunately we do not have a wheelchair-accessible carriage on the train.
COVID-19 Considerations: This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Please note - in line with government guidance social distancing measures will be in place. Access to the station platform will be controlled with a one way system in place, and if passengers trains are running there will be reduced seating and procedures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and volunteers.
Additional Information: Max 30 people per tour/session.
|2020 (19 Sept 2020)|
* No booking required
Map & Directions
Directions: The railway is located south of Whorlton village, across the River Tees via the suspension bridge. PLEASE NOTE - Whorlton suspension bridge is currently closed to motor vehicles due to repair work; access to the railway by car or motorbike is either via the A66 or along the signed diversion route via Winston Bridge and Ovington. Pedestrians and cyclists can still use Whorlton Bridge. Off road parking is available in the grass field.