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Dalmellington Road


Patna, nr Ayr

Ayrshire, KA6 7JH


    Latest News (July 2017)


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

Copyright 2016 & 2017 Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group. All rights reserved. All images shown are with the Copyright Holders permission.  

(page updated 08 Oct 2017 NG)

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Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group is delighted to confirm we shall once again be hosting Rangers from East Ayrshire Leisure Trust Countryside Rangers who will be taking Ranger - led walks around the Dunaskin site on certain of our scheduled Steam Days. These walks are free to attend, but places are limited, so it is a case of First Come, First Served.  Please see our page - "Countryside Rangers - led Walks" for more info.


Our 2017 Operating Season kicked off somewhat later than originally intended this year, when the first two scheduled Steam Days had to be cancelled at rather short notice. We apologise profusely to anyone who was inconvenienced as a result.


However, since then, our Steam Days have attracted many visitors, and judging from the feedback we have received, evryone appears to be enjoying their visit(s).


Currently, ARPG has working members on site at Dunaskin on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Anyone wishing to help out with any of the work shown above need only contact the Group :

- telephone Archie Thom, on 01292 269 260 (re Saturday Workdays)

- telephone Andy Arnot, on 01292 443 652 (re Tuesday Workdays)

or by email to info@scottishindustrialrailwaycentre.org.uk




The former National Coal Board locomotive was built in Kilmarnock in 1947 - seventy years ago - and is still earning its living.  


The somewhat unusual fireless steam engine was seen in action on Sunday 25th June 2017. This is the only working example in the UK.

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