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Dalmellington Road


Patna, nr Ayr

Ayrshire, KA6 7JH


    ARPG Members Meetings



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 20 Nov 2017 NG)

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2017/2018 Programme of Meetings -


Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group holds monthly meetings during the winter. These are held at Geordies Byre, Main Street, Ayr, commencing at 7.30pm. Geordies is a small, traditional pub, and appears regularly in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Come along for an entertaining evening. All persons over the age of 18 are invited to attend.  You do not need to be a member of ARPG to attend these meetings, with the exception of the AGM and any EGM.


Sat 2 September 2017 - Annual General Meeting. This meeting will take place at the Signal Box Cafe, Dunaskin, Waterside, Patna, commencing at 10.30am. (Teas & Coffee available from 10am). Members only are cordially invited to attend.


Wed 4 October 2017 - Members Slide Night. Members are requested to bring along their best images of 2017 (or any other year, for that matter) on a memory stick. We will provide the projector, etc. If you have slides, a traditional projector will be available.


Wed 1 November 2017 - South of the Border on a Shoestring by Bill Hamilton. This will be a slide presentation, in black & white, with pictures of most steam classes still extant around 1955 - 1961. Early diesel classes will also feature with shots at Crewe and Swindon Works. Bill has entertained us twice in recent years, and has impressed, so come along early to get a good seat.


Wed 6 December 2017 - Black to Blue by Andy Arnot. Group member Andy will give a presentation of his personal record of the transition from Steam to Diesel in the 1960s. Should be a most interesting evening.


Wed 10 January 2018 - Annual Quiz Night by Bill Bryden. Our Annual Quiz Night and light hearted start to the New Year. Bill won the quiz last January at his first attempt and makes his debut as quizmaster. Come along and test your railway knowledge; this is always an amusing and entertaining evening.


Wed 7 February 2018 -  Views from Home and Abroad by Gordon Thomson. A selection of shots of the contemporary railway scene from home (and not so near home), with the second half devoted to similar shots from mainland Europe.