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Victoria Park Events.

Public Sunday running commenced on the 16th of April 2017. For a breakdown of the number of passengers carried in Rosehill Park in previous years including birthdays see Victoria Park Events Archive. Passengers carried in April 2015: Sunday 162, Wednesday 56, Total 218. In 2014 ( 169, 137, 306 ) Passengers carried in May 2015: Sunday 138, Wednesday 68, Total 206. In 2014 ( 171 all on Sunday ) Passengers carried in June 2015 equals 177. This compares with 226 carried in 2014. All on a Sunday. Passengers carried in July 2015: Sunday 130, Wednesday 109, Total 239. In 2014 ( 225, 58, 283 ). Passengers carried in August 2015: Sunday 195, Wednesday 321, Total 516. In 2014 ( 173, 129, 302 ) Passengers carried in September 2015 equals 226 all on Sunday. In 2014 ( 194 all on Sunday ) Passengers carried in October 2015 was 123 all on Sunday’s, this compares with 165 in 2014. Birthday Parties to date, Fifteen. 28th March 2015, 9th May 2015, 16th May 2015, 23rd May 2015, 30th May 2015, 7th June 2015, 4th July 2015, 11th July 2015, 15 August 2015, 22nd August 2015, 29th August 2015, 13th September 2015, 4th October 2015, 31st October 2015 and the 8th November 2015.

Outside Events.

Details of events attended away from Victoria Park will be shown here. Weston Park, 17th May 2015. A very good day with 730 passengers carried, this compares with 529 last year. Lowedges Festival, 9th August 2015. A disappointing day with 170 passengers carried, although much better than in 2014 when 107 passengers were carried, remember that was in extremely bad weather. For a breakdown of the number of passengers carried at Sheffield CC events in previous years see Sheffield Events Archive. For a breakdown of the number of passengers carried at other events in previous years see Other Events Archive.

Victoria Park Projects.

Turntable & Ground Level Steaming Bays. The turntable is now complete and has been successfully lifted and turned with the Green Dragon Petrol Hydraulic Loco in position. The turntable has been connected to the track leading to the main ground level track circuit. Construction of a lattice girder to bridge from the turntable to the engine shed is complete with the engine shed now in operation. Diesel Hydraulic Co-Co Locomotive. Each of the two bogies will have its own hydraulic motor. All three axles on each bogey will be driven. The buffers will be located on the bogies not on the loco main frame. The body shape will be in the form of a Type 37 BR diesel. Disc brakes have been manufactured and have been fitted, cabling and handbrake lever still to be installed. A full load and speed test has been carried out successfully, with the loco easily climbing the gradient with a full load, including a hill start. Over centre valves have now been fitted to each bogie, some pipework modifications required.
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Rotherham & District Model Engineers Society Webmaster:- Ken Staniforth
Rotherham & District Model Engineers Society Webmaster:- Ken Staniforth
How to find us: We can be found down a track off the end of Park Grove, Rawmarsh, S62 7JS
Quick Links

Victoria Park Events.

Public Sunday running commenced on the 5th of April 2015. For a breakdown of the number of passengers carried in Rosehill Park in previous years including birthdays see Victoria Park Events Archive. Passengers carried in April 2015: Sunday 162, Wednesday 56, Total 218. In 2014 ( 169, 137, 306 ) Passengers carried in May 2015: Sunday 138, Wednesday 68, Total 206. In 2014 ( 171 all on Sunday ) Passengers carried in June 2015 equals 177. This compares with 226 carried in 2014. All on a Sunday. Passengers carried in July 2015: Sunday 130, Wednesday 109, Total 239. In 2014 ( 225, 58, 283 ). Passengers carried in August 2015: Sunday 195, Wednesday 321, Total 516. In 2014 ( 173, 129, 302 ) Passengers carried in September 2015 equals 226 all on Sunday. In 2014 ( 194 all on Sunday ) Passengers carried in October 2015 was 123 all on Sunday’s, this compares with 165 in 2014. Birthday Parties to date, Fifteen. 28th March 2015, 9th May 2015, 16th May 2015, 23rd May 2015, 30th May 2015, 7th June 2015, 4th July 2015, 11th July 2015, 15 August 2015, 22nd August 2015, 29th August 2015, 13th September 2015, 4th October 2015, 31st October 2015 and the 8th November 2015.

Outside Events.

Details of events attended away from Victoria Park will be shown here. Weston Park, 17th May 2015. A very good day with 730 passengers carried, this compares with 529 last year. Lowedges Festival, 9th August 2015. A disappointing day with 170 passengers carried, although much better than in 2014 when 107 passengers were carried, remember that was in extremely bad weather. For a breakdown of the number of passengers carried at Sheffield CC events in previous years see Sheffield Events Archive. For a breakdown of the number of passengers carried at other events in previous years see Other Events Archive.

Victoria Park Projects.

Turntable & Ground Level Steaming Bays. The turntable is now complete and has been successfully lifted and turned with the Green Dragon Petrol Hydraulic Loco in position. The turntable has been connected to the track leading to the main ground level track circuit. Construction of a lattice girder to bridge from the turntable to the engine shed is complete with the engine shed now in operation. Diesel Hydraulic Co-Co Locomotive. Each of the two bogies will have its own hydraulic motor. All three axles on each bogey will be driven. The buffers will be located on the bogies not on the loco main frame. The body shape will be in the form of a Type 37 BR diesel. Disc brakes have been manufactured and have been fitted, cabling and handbrake lever still to be installed. A full load and speed test has been carried out successfully, with the loco easily climbing the gradient with a full load, including a hill start. Over centre valves have now been fitted to each bogie, some pipework modifications required.
Rotherham & District Model Engineers Society Webmaster:- Ken Staniforth
How to find us: We can be found down a track off the end of Park Grove, Rawmarsh, S62 7JS
Quick Links

Victoria Park Events.

Public Sunday running commenced on the 5th of April 2015. For a breakdown of the number of passengers carried in Rosehill Park in previous years including birthdays see Victoria Park Events Archive. Passengers carried in April 2015: Sunday 162, Wednesday 56, Total 218. In 2014 ( 169, 137, 306 ) Passengers carried in May 2015: Sunday 138, Wednesday 68, Total 206. In 2014 ( 171 all on Sunday ) Passengers carried in June 2015 equals 177. This compares with 226 carried in 2014. All on a Sunday. Passengers carried in July 2015: Sunday 130, Wednesday 109, Total 239. In 2014 ( 225, 58, 283 ). Passengers carried in August 2015: Sunday 195, Wednesday 321, Total 516. In 2014 ( 173, 129, 302 ) Passengers carried in September 2015 equals 226 all on Sunday. In 2014 ( 194 all on Sunday ) Passengers carried in October 2015 was 123 all on Sunday’s, this compares with 165 in 2014. Birthday Parties to date, Fifteen. 28th March 2015, 9th May 2015, 16th May 2015, 23rd May 2015, 30th May 2015, 7th June 2015, 4th July 2015, 11th July 2015, 15 August 2015, 22nd August 2015, 29th August 2015, 13th September 2015, 4th October 2015, 31st October 2015 and the 8th November 2015.

Outside Events.

Details of events attended away from Victoria Park will be shown here. Weston Park, 17th May 2015. A very good day with 730 passengers carried, this compares with 529 last year. Lowedges Festival, 9th August 2015. A disappointing day with 170 passengers carried, although much better than in 2014 when 107 passengers were carried, remember that was in extremely bad weather. For a breakdown of the number of passengers carried at Sheffield CC events in previous years see Sheffield Events Archive. For a breakdown of the number of passengers carried at other events in previous years see Other Events Archive.

Victoria Park Projects.

Turntable & Ground Level Steaming Bays. The turntable is now complete and has been successfully lifted and turned with the Green Dragon Petrol Hydraulic Loco in position. The turntable has been connected to the track leading to the main ground level track circuit. Construction of a lattice girder to bridge from the turntable to the engine shed is complete with the engine shed now in operation. Diesel Hydraulic Co-Co Locomotive. Each of the two bogies will have its own hydraulic motor. All three axles on each bogey will be driven. The buffers will be located on the bogies not on the loco main frame. The body shape will be in the form of a Type 37 BR diesel. Disc brakes have been manufactured and have been fitted, cabling and handbrake lever still to be installed. A full load and speed test has been carried out successfully, with the loco easily climbing the gradient with a full load, including a hill start. Over centre valves have now been fitted to each bogie, some pipework modifications required.