Patna, nr Ayr
Ayrshire, KA6 7JH
Xmas & Hogmanay 2019
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 18 Dec 2017 NG)
Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group wishes all members, friends and supporters the compliments of the season. Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and A Guid New Year - Lang May yer Lum Reek.
Group members are going to be very busy over the Festive Period, as we are taking advantage of the extended holidays to carry out some extra work at Dunaskin. If you are available to assist over the Festive period, please do give the Group some thought and offer your services via -
Group Chairman Archie Thom on 01292 269 260 or Group Secretary Gordon Thomson on 01292 313 579
The following sequence of photographs shows our three steel mineral waggons not long after arrival at Dunaskin, followed by the gradual restoration of the best example. So another waggon joins the growing fleet of restored vehicles. The Group is always looking for assistance to speed up the restoration of our remaining stock, and if you can help, please get in touch with Archie or Gordon, numbers shown above.
Sentinel 10012 of 1959 shunting the three mineral waggons not long after arrival at Dunaskin.
Having selected the best of the three waggons, here it is having had much of the old steel cut out and replaced.
Stalwart ARPG member John Patterson removing rust from the waggon in preparation for the repainting. John practically single-handedly rebuilt this waggon by cutting out the old steel and replacing with new. All of the Dunaskin regulars helped by restoring the chassis and brakegear, then needlegunning and painting.
Looking resplendent with its fresh coat of paint, the restored waggon is now looking the best its ever been in many a long year. It has taken over three years to get it back to this condition, although it's also fair to say, the waggon was not worked on every week. Only two more to do ! Only joking !