Toton Sidings Schools Workshops


A community project 2016 - 2018

supported by Heritage Lottery Fund

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What we offer

Free workshops for Y5 and Y6

School Assemblies

Stall at Summer Fairs


Slide presentation about Toton Sidings

Demonstration of gravity shunting as used at Toton using model railway (see below)

Classwork using Toton worksheets and source material (see below)

Source 1 : Colliery Map

Source 2: Aerofilms photo 1951

Source 3: BR style Poster of Sidings

Source 4: Shunting Records

Answer Grid

Source 1 Questions

Source 2 Questions

Source 3: Questions

Source 4: Questions


Booking a Visit

To book an assembly or workshops, please contact Project Leader Pete Wearn on 07724 148613 or e-mail to or photocopy and fill in the booking slip .
We are also very happy to visit before any booking to talk a bit more about what we are offering

For more about the project background see forum website


Railway Layout Demonstration Activities

Children help with:

  • Collection of wagons from sidings
  • Hump shunt of 4 coal wagons using Toton colour light signal control
  • Loading from overhead gantry
  • Engine power and grip test track