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Dalmellington Road


Patna, nr Ayr

Ayrshire, KA6 7JH

New for 2019 

As from the start of the 2019 season the train journey now comprises a 2 mile round trip on the former coal line to Pennyvennie as far as the Laight Farm road crossing, high above the Doon Valley and with spectacular open views towards the Galloway Hills.

We have also introduced to service our ex LMS Engineers Inspection saloon dating from 1944 and with dual observation ends, which we plan to operate behind both staem and diesel locos frequently throughout the season.

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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, our Open days are fun family days out, and a great opportunity to experience our 'living museum' where industrial steam and diesel locomotives can be seen working in an authentic setting.

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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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The LMS Engineers Saloon which re-entered service on the railway during 2019

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

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The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre is operated by volunteers from the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group, Charity Number SC 016127.

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(page updated 04th May 2019)