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Dalmellington Road


Patna, nr Ayr

Ayrshire, KA6 7JH


    Latest News (September 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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Season Finale - Sunday 24 September 2017


 We will have our highly unusual Fireless steam locomotive working with the gunpowder van every hour on the hour from 11am - 4pm. These demonstrations last for about ten minutes or so each hour, but well worth watching, as our fireless engine is the only working example of this type of engine in the UK.


We will also have NCB No. 10 working on the passenger service all day. These short passenger trips are very popular with everyone, particularly our younger visitors. Your ticket is valid all day (space permitting).


If you are interested in volunteering at the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre, please ask at our Ticket Office.


Currently, ARPG has working members on site at Dunaskin on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Anyone wishing to help out 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




Former National Coal Board locomotive No. 10 was built in Kilmarnock in 1947 - seventy years ago - and is still earning its living at Dunaskin.


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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