We have been lucky to have gained a lot of support from the Triton Knoll project thats going on in and around Lincolnshire. They have been kind enough to donate some much needed materials for the re-build of the railway. Here's their latest press release, the full story can be found on their web site http://www.tritonknoll.co.uk/evergreens-railway/
"Evergreens Miniature Railway off to a flyer following Triton Knoll donation.
A miniature Railway club run by volunteer enthusiasts has steamed ahead with the opening of its new home, in part thanks to a donation of recycled materials by Triton Knoll offshore wind farm and its contractor J Murphy & Sons Ltd.
Over the last 18 months, the Evergreens Miniature Railway club in Lincolnshire has moved from its original home in Stickney to a new site in East Keal, and its members have been working hard preparing the site to reopen to the public.
The club consists of local volunteers, mainly retired residents, who all have a strong interest in miniature railway. Most of the equipment and tools it uses have been provided by the volunteers themselves, but due to a lack of funds and resources, it has had to use temporary plastic fencing as a safety barrier either side of the train tracks.
J. Murphy & Sons Ltd and Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd have now provided their support to the club by donating wooden slats for a new stretch of sturdy fencing to replace the plastic material previously used. The wooden slats had been used by Murphy to cover and protect the project’s onshore electrical cables when they were delivered on large cable drums to Lincolnshire earlier this year. This donation has helped to improve safety on the site, ensures visitors can view the model trains safely behind a new, robust and more sustainable fence.
Chairman of Evergreens Miniature Railway, Philip Wiseman, said: ‘The timing of the donation could not have been better as without it we would have been forced to rely on a weaker, plastic, temporary fencing, which is never an ideal situation. Thanks to Murphy and Triton Knoll, our railway is now open to the public to enjoy in a safe and sustainable way.’
Scott Marsden, Murphy Project Manager for Triton Knoll, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to support Philip and Evergreens Miniature Railway club by recycling our project materials. We recognise the members put a lot of their own time and resources into making it a success, and although only a small gesture, we hope the fencing helps play some part in ensuring the longevity of the club.’
Triton Knoll Package Manager, Martin Knagg, said: ‘Safety is one of the main priorities for Triton Knoll and we are pleased to see that Murphy is not only ensuring this is applied to all its construction work, but is also working with a local community group to improve their own site safety.’
Once a month between Easter and October, the club organises public open days for the local community to visit the railway. In addition to offering visitors an enjoyable day out, the club has ambitions to spark interest in engineering among younger members of the community and even inspire them to pursue a career in the industry after they leave school."
We are also very grateful for the support we have had from
Shires Toilet Hire
Vale Road Tyres of Spilsby
It was another great day last Saturday at the EMR running day.
A fantastic day weather wise .... although a little too warm for most of us, but better than the rain !!
Here's a link to a super video taken by our visitors Chris & Rosie. You can see them in the video driving the blue steamer 'Hurricane'.
Saturday 25th May 2019. 10:30 – 4:00pm
We are back up and running !! ….. well not quite yet, but we are thrilled to be having a day for everyone to come for a train ride and see what we've been doing and what plans we have for
There will be train rides on the first parts of the new track, and food drink available similar to what we used to do at Stickney.
And we've managed to keep the entry charges as they were, so its £3 per person or £8 for a family group for entry on to the site, then free train rides all day.
And of course, free on site parking.
So make a date in your diary .... Saturday 25th May.
So fingers crossed for some good weather and hope to see you all there.
We are now in a position to be able to hold birthday parties at our wonderful new site at East Keal.
Please contact us here or on our Facebook page for more details.
We are now receiving donations from Easyfundraising.org.uk ..... see the '** Funding**' menu for how you can help too.
Each week another section of 7 1/4" gauge ground level track is laid at the rebuilding at new site/home.
Our first 'proper' New Years Day meeting at the new site. We did have a bit of a get-together last year, but the weather was rubbish and we didn't have any shelter from the elements and certainly no track to run on.
This year, however, was a different story. The forecast was for a dry, but chilly day and it lived up to it. But we do now have some temporary shelter complete with electricity and running water, so quite comfortable really.
A big thank you must go to the people involved in getting the site to its present level. There's been a tremendous amount of work done in less than a year.
As you can see from the pictures, there was quite a good turnout of members, their families and friends. Seen here celebrating our first year on site.
A few locos running too. Two or three 5” on the raised track and one 7.1/4” on the stretch of ground level we have ready.
With driving lessons being given for both steam & electric locos.
To mark the occasion we planted a Christmas tree inside the raised track loop.
This will be the first of many trees planted, and should keep the name 'Evergreens' in everyone's mind.
The afternoon winter sun setting on a lovely day at Evergreens Miniature Railway.
Update September 2018
The 5" raised track is now a complete loop - here's one of our members having a test run.
And the first short section of the ground level track is running too.
The raised 5" track is coming on well and we nearly have a complete loop, won't be long before it will be ready to run on.
Here's a YouTube clip of some of the work being done.
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