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Dalmellington Road


Patna, nr Ayr

Ayrshire, KA6 7JH

New for 2017 :

Our unusual Fireless Steam locomotive has been returned to full working order and will be steamed on the last Sunday of May, June, July, August & September. The Fireless will operate at 12 Noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm for ten minutes or so each hour. No. 10 will provide brakevan trips from 11am - 4pm. We'll therefore have two steam engines working on any day when the Fireless is operating.

Our Cafe is now open all day during Steam Days serving teas, coffee, soft drinks, confectionary and crisps.

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There's lots to see at the SIRC, and we open our doors a number of times each summer! Run entirely by volunteers, Steam Days are a fun family day out, and are a great opportunity to experience our 'living museum' where industrial steam and diesel locomotives can be seen working in an authentic setting.

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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Rolling stock (vans)

with connections to Ayrshire industries of the past


Our narrow gauge colliery and industrial locomotives

Railway memorabilia from Ayrshire and South West Scotland


The only working fireless locomotive in Britain. Seen on its first public run July 2015

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Saloon observation coach currently being renovated for service in 2016

The last engine shed built in Britain to service steam locomotives (1964)

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