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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 2019 Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group. All rights reserved. All images shown are with the Copyright Holders permission.  

(page updated 26 Nov 2019 NG)

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2019/2020 Meetings Programme 


The Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group will be holding monthly meetings in Ayr between October  2019 and March 2020.  These will be open to both members and non members and the programme for these meetings is currently being finalised and will be published on this page shortly.


The ARPG's Annual General Meeting, which is restricted to Members only, will take place on Sat 31st August 2019 at 10.30am in the Signal Box Cafe, at the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre at Dunaskin, Waterside, Patna. (Teas & Coffee available from 10am).


All Members only are cordially invited to attend.


The following meetings are open to the public. If you're interested in the heritage of our railways, please feel free to come along, when you will be made most welcome. All open meetings are held in the Railway Club, 20 James Street, Ayr, KA8 0DH, commencing at 7.30pm.


Wednesday 6th November 2019 - "Out and About with Camera" by Max Fowler. Max has been photographing and writing about the contemporary railway scene for the past 40+ years, specialising in the Scottish scene. He travels extensively throughout the UK, always with his camera. Max has entertained the Group on a number of occasions, and his illustrated talks are always a joy to behold.


Wednesday 4th December 2019 - "Auchincruive Waggon Ways" by Archie Thom. This illustrated talk by ARPG Chairman, Archie Thom, will include research Archie has carried out , and he says it is surprising at just how much of these old waggonways remains. Has all the makings of an interesting evening.


Wednesday 8th January 2020 - Quiz Night, hosted by Andy Arnot


Wednesday 5th February 2020 - still to be advised


Wednesday 4th March 2020 - Topic still to be advised, by Jim Davidson.