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This Website is no longer used for public communication.

March 18, 2018

Please use the link in top right corner of the screen to take you to our new website, The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre. However, Open Day dates are listed on the page shown in the menu bar above. Members (especially working volunteers) can still find important information here.

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Locomotive Failure means Cancellations

May 24, 2015

Brakevan rides have had to be cancelled on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May, due locomotive failure. The site will remain open for static display, with the museum, shop and cafe open on Monday 25th. There will be no admission charge. Number 10 developed a leaking washout plug as steam was being raised on Sunday […]

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The Fireless is a Runner!

May 21, 2015

The fireless locomotive, AB 0-4-0F 1952/1928, ran under its own steam on Friday May 15th, following a successful examination by the boiler inspector. The dome cladding has now been fitted; all that remains is the sand boxes and the lubricators which are attached to them, followed by final painting and lining out.  A launch date […]

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Next Open Days : Whitsun Bank Holiday

April 16, 2015

The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre will be open to the public on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May. All our usual attractions will be available, including steam-hauled brakevan rides, museum, souvenir shop and cafe. Opening times 11.00am – 4.30pm (last admissions 4.00pm, last train 4.10pm) Admission prices : Adult £5, Child £3, Family (2 adults […]

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Great result at Easter!

March 11, 2015

Our first attempt at an Easter opening was a great success in every way. We were blessed with beautiful weather on both days, and carried a total of around 460 passengers. This is a great start to our 2015 season; here’s hoping things go the same way at the end of May!

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Fireless restoration hits a snag

May 30, 2014

Restoration of fireless locomotive AB 0-4-0F 1952/1928 will be delayed, following the discovery that the steam pipes to the valve chests are leaking. It had previously been thought that the steam which leaked from under the footplate was coming from a cracked exhaust pipe, and this has been replaced. However, the recent steam test showed […]

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Locomotive News March 2014

March 12, 2014

Work on restoring Andrew Barclay fireless locomotive number 1952 of 1928 is progressing satisfactorily, and there is a real possibility that it will steam in 2014. At the moment most of the cladding on the steam receiver is in place. The valve gear has all been re-assembled. Cylinder cladding has been installed. The cab sides […]

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New Website

April 19, 2011

Finally! Welcome to our new all-singing, all-dancing website which we hope will keep you, the public, up to date with all that goes on in the ARPG. In particular, we hope to revive the mailing list, to which some of you have already subscribed; this will be used to draw your attention to updates which […]

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Locomotive News April 2011

April 19, 2011

Number 10 has been stripped down for its annual boiler exam. It is on track to be ready to steam on the first open day in May. Plans are in hand to repair leaks in the water tank, and hopefully this year will see a complete repaint. Work continues on the Fireless locomotive. Unforeseen problems […]

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Locomotive News – May 08

May 14, 2010

Locomotive Number 10 (AB 2244/1948) passed its steam test on 26th April and was ready to enter service the following week. It has been a long process, starting with the exchange of boilers between Number 10 and Number 19, through the extended period when the boiler was away at two different boilermakers, to the re-assembly […]

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