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Steam Sunday 24th July 2016

Posted by on July 18, 2016 at 7:02 pm

The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre at Dunaskin will be open on Sunday 24th July as scheduled. Previous issues with NCB No. 10 now appear to be well behind us, and the steam locomotive has performed well over the past two weeks. No. 10 will be on duty, providing visitors with a short trip in our […]

Steam Weekend – Sun & Mon 17th & 18th July 2016

Posted by on July 13, 2016 at 11:00 pm

The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre at Dunaskin is open for two days this holiday weekend – Sunday & Monday 17th & 18th July 2016. Opening times 11am – 4pm. NCB No. 10 and our brakevan will be providing passenger trips on both days. Our steam operated model railway will be seen in action as usual […]

Steam Day – Sunday 10th July

Posted by on July 7, 2016 at 12:02 am

The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre will be open as advertised on Sunday 10th July, 2016,  complete with our regular steam locomotive, NCB No. 10,  which we have managed to repair in time for Sunday. All going well, therefore, we hope to operate our passenger brakevan service using NCB No. 10 as scheduled. Also available on […]

Diesel Day on Sunday 3rd July

Posted by on July 1, 2016 at 7:52 pm

The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre will be open as advertised on Sunday 3rd July, however,  due to a problem with our regular steam locomotive, we will be operating our passenger brakevan service using one of our diesel locomotives. Also available on Sunday will be our steam operated garden scale model railway, and a small electric […]

Steam Day Sunday 26th June 2016

Posted by on June 21, 2016 at 7:47 pm

We’re glad to report that steam locomotive No. 10 has passed its annual hydraulic and steam exams, and will be seen in action on Sunday 26th June 2016. No. 10 will be seen hauling our passenger-carrying brakevan, providing visitors to Dunaskin with a short trip on our demonstration track. As an added bonus, our highly […]

It’s All Systems GO !

Posted by on May 28, 2016 at 7:57 pm

The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre will be open to the public for the first time in 2016 this weekend, Sunday & Monday 29th & 30th May, from 11am – 4pm. Steam locomotive No. 10 will be performing as usual, providing visitors with the thrill of a short hurl in our passenger-carrying brakevan. Also in steam […]

Countryside Rangers join forces with ARPG

Posted by on May 17, 2016 at 8:39 pm

ARPG are delighted to report that East Ayrshire Leisure Trust Countryside Rangers will join ARPG during the next Steam Day on Sunday 29th May to guide visitors around some of the area surrounding the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre at Dunaskin. Available to all, these walks will leave the Visitor Centre prompt at 12 noon and […]

No. 10 passes its Hydraulic Exam

Posted by on May 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm

The Group is pleased to report that our regular working steam locomotive has passed its  annual hydraulic exam in preparation for a full steam test. This steam test will be carried out by the end of the month at the same time as the steam test of our Fireless locomotive. The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre […]

Start of Operating Season Delayed

Posted by on April 18, 2016 at 9:22 am

Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group regrets to announce the delay to the start of our 2016 Operating Season.  An unexpected repair to our steam locomotive, NCB No. 10, means that we cannot commence operations as planned at the beginning of May. These repairs are expected to be completed within the next two to three weeks, and mean […]

Track Renewals Almost Completed

Posted by on March 30, 2016 at 5:09 pm

Replacement trackworks right outside our Loco Shed is now nearing completion, with all rails in place on roads 1, 2, 3 & 4, and first fix ballasting done on roads 1, 2 & 3. Concreting work has been completed where the Loco Shed track joins onto the new tracks outside the Shed, and this is […]