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Dalmellington Road

Waterside, Patna, nr Ayr

Ayrshire, KA6 7JH

26 May-3

Take a short ride on our Brake Van - hauled by one of our steam locomotives. Andy Arnot

See industrial steam and diesel locomotives working in an authentic setting. Photo Norman Gee.

Find out more about Ayrshire's rich industrial railway heritage. Photo Andy Arnot.

The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre (SIRC) is a 'living museum' where unique and historically significant industrial steam and diesel locomotives are restored and can be seen working in an authentic setting.

Want to come and visit?  See 'Steam Days' for more information on open days, times and admission costs.

The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre is operated by volunteers from the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group, Charity Number SC 016127.

Copyright 2016 Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group. All rights reserved. All images shown are with the Copyright Holders permission.  

(page updated 25th Oct 2016 NG)

Cafe with tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks all day each Steam  Day. Photo Andy Arnot.


View our historically significant locomotives, photo displays and exhibits. Photo Andy Arnot.


Visit our live steam model railway in the museum. Photo Andy Arnot.

Our aim is to preserve and operate those small and versatile industrial steam and diesel locomotives - known to generations of Scots as 'Pugs' -  in a similar environment to the one in which they spent their working lives.

Visitors can see our collection of steam and diesel locomotives (including our unique working 'Fireless' locomotive built by local firm Andrew Barclay, Sons & Co. Ltd. of Kilmarnock) with strong connections to Scottish industry of the past. The Fireless steam locomotive has now been restored to full working order, and was demonstrated at Dunaskin for the first time in over ten years in July 2015.

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