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Dalmellington Road

Waterside, Patna, nr Ayr

Ayrshire, KA6 7JH

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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.  

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2016/2017 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


Wed 2 November 2016 - Take a look up the Railtrack : Scottish Coal No More by Max Fowler. A reprise of coal traffic over the years. Max has been an avid photographer of the rail scene for four decades, with an emphasis on the vast tonnages of coal that were transported across Ayrshire and beyond from several railheads in the county. This traffic has now virtually disappeared. Come along and enjoy the evening's entertainment on what was a huge part of the railways activities.  


Sat 12 November 2016 - Extraordinary General Meeting (in effect, the ajourned Annual General Meeting) - This meeting will take place at the Signal Box Cafe, Dunaskin, Waterside, Patna, commencing at 2pm. Members only are cordially invited to attend. Agenda - 1. Apologies for absence; 2. Election of Directors; 3. Election of Independent Examiner; 4. Any Other Business; 5. Date of next AGM.


Wed 7 December 2016 - Pre Digital Retrospective by Archie Thom. Archie will show a selection of his pre-digital collection of slides, some of these images will surprise you by how long ago they were taken.


Wed 4 January 2017 - Annual Quiz Night by Ian and Kenneth Middleditch. Last year's joint winners, the Middleditches, promise to put on a quiz that is different yet entertaining. Ian's knowledge of the G&SW is legendary and Ken is a professional railwayman, so you will have to be on top form to do well here !


Wed 1 February 2017 -  Trains of my Youth by Graham McLachlan. Group member and regular volunteer Graham will take a nostalgic look back to ‘the trains of his youth’.


Wed 1 March 2017 - Members Slide Night. Members are requested to bring along their best images of 2016 (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 5 April 2017 - Steam in the UK 1965 to Date by Robert Pritchard.  Part 1 will be commercial operation (BR, industrial etc.) and Part 2 will be preservation.