Waterside, Patna, nr Ayr
Ayrshire, KA6 7JH
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Latest News (Sep Steam Finale 2016)
The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre is operated by volunteers from the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group, Charity Number SC 016127.
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(page updated 27 Sep 2016 NG)
Phew, what a day we had on Sunday 25th September 2016. Two locomotives in steam, both of whom performed admirably, and a first public outing for our former LMS Inspection Saloon. Ayr Burners Cycling were also present, and set up their stall and basic skills track on a part of our site, enabling the wee ones to have a go on their balance bikes. And a great day was had by all.
What was probably the busiest day of the season, and the weather was kind to us, even if we did experience a little drizzle later in the day. The car park was full to capacity for most of the day, with one car out, and another waiting to get in. And so it went on, all day.
Dunaskin platform was crowded with visitors eager to try out our “new” coach (actually built during World War 2), and view the Fireless in steam, alongside our faithful No. 10.
Some visitors had traveled hundreds of miles just to view the Fireless, but most were from somewhat nearer to home. And everyone left with a smile on their face, saying we’ll be back next year !
Everyone wants to try out the "new" Inspection Saloon. Originally built for the LMS during World War 2, the saloon is already proving to be a "hit" with our visitors. Photo by Frank Beattie.
Looking fabulous, the Fireless loco and brakevan come in for a close inspection from our visitors, Dunaskin 25 Sep 2016. Haw, Mister, how does this work ? Photo by Frank Beattie.
NCB No. 10 and the ex LMS Inspection Saloon drift back down the line towards Dunaskin platform, 25 Sep 2016. Photo by Gordon Thomson.
The Fireless loco and brakevan look a real treat in the autumnal sun. Dunaskin platform 25 Sep 2016. Photo by Gordon Thomson.