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Dalmellington Road

Waterside, Patna, nr Ayr

Ayrshire, KA6 7JH

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Operating Days 2018 - (09 May)

FIND US - (23 Mar)

STEAM DAYS - (23 Mar)

Xmas & Hogmanay Dec 2017 - (18 Dec)

Model Railway Shows 2018 - (18 Dec)

Latest News December 2017 - (22 Nov)

ARPG Members Meetings - (20 Nov)

Latest News November 2017 - (03 Nov)












The only working Fireless steam loco in the UK. Shell Refining Co. No. 8 built by Andrew Barclay, Works No. 1952 of 1928.

National Coal Board No. 23 built by Andrew Barclay, Works No. 2260 of 1949. Currently being assessed for full restoration.

National Coal Board No. 10 built by And. Barclay, Works No. 2244 of 1947 on brakevan duties at Dunaskin.


    A Selection of Standard Gauge Locomotives

in the ARPG Collection 

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)

Powfoot No. 1 built by Andrew Barclay, Works No. 347 of 1941. Recently repainted.


Former Dalmellington Iron Co. No. 16 built by Andrew Barclay's of Kilmarnock, Works No. 1116 of 1910.

NCB Opencast Executive Sentinel Works No. 10012 of 1959 was the only diesel locomotive to work on the Waterside system at Dunaskin.

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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