ARPG Monthly Meeting Wed 6th Apr 2016

Posted by on March 11, 2016 at 11:35 am

Our regular meeting this month will be on – A selection of the late Roy Crombie’s slides, all taken in Scotland, with an emphasis on Ayrshire and Galloway, during the period 1955 – 1965. This should be a very interesting and entertaining evening. Hosted by Hamish Stevenson and David Hall. Venue – Geordie’s Byre, 103 […]

Steam Locomotive to be Restored ?

Posted by on March 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm

The Group are looking to increase the working steam fleet, so that we will have greater flexibility during our season of Steam Days.  For a number of years, we have relied solely on NCB No. 10, and she has performed most admirably. However, we recognise that to operate an entire season of Steam Days with […]

Retaining Wall Collapse – Latest

Posted by on February 18, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Members will be aware the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre suffered from the collapse of a section of retaining wall next to the Loco Shed. However, as it is necessary to complete the trackworks proceeding apace outside the Shed, we have not been able to devote a great deal of effort to resolving the issue of […]

Track Renewal Progressing Well

Posted by on February 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm

Work to replace all four “roads” leading up to the Loco Shed is continuing apace, with most resources being spent to ensure this work is completed as soon as possible. All of the old track has been lifted, and the entire area cleared of any remaining detritus, and already, the basis for the four new […]

Kilmarnock & District MRC Exhibition

Posted by on January 25, 2016 at 8:02 pm

ARPG will be attending the Kilmarnock & District Model Railway Club Exhibition at the Volunteer Rooms, Irvine, on Saturday & Sunday 30th & 31st Jan 2016. Attendance at model railway shows is an excellent way to promote the existence of the Group, and the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre, and we will have a sales and […]

ARPG Monthly Meeting 3rd Feb 2016

Posted by on January 20, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Our regular meeting this month will be on – World Steam – by Chris Cairns. Most of us know Chris as a very keen and enthusiastic volunteer at Dunaskin. He has visited most countries around the globe where steam is to be found in everyday use. He will share some of his experiences with us. As […]

Retaining Wall Collapse – Latest

Posted by on January 15, 2016 at 9:44 pm

Subsequent to the collapse of the retaining wall adjacent to the Loco Shed, and for safety reasons, we have had to take down a small part of the wall which was also threatening to collapse . We have managed to collect all of the bricks which the wall had been built with, and most of […]

Retaining Wall Collapse

Posted by on January 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm

A section of the retaining wall adjacent to Dunaskin Locomotive Shed has collapsed, as a result of the torrential rainfall experienced recently. About ten foot of wall has collapsed, with another five or six feet or so threatening to come down. The intention is to clear the drainage channels in the short term, to allow […]

Seasons Greetings to All

Posted by on December 22, 2015 at 8:06 pm

The Board of Directors of Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group wishes to extend the compliments of the Season to all of our Members, Friends and Visitors to the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre. We’re looking forward to another record-breaking year next year. Merry Christmas and A Happy and Prosperous New Year. Lang may your lum reek !

Rubbish Dumper Fined

Posted by on December 7, 2015 at 7:42 pm

A man from Mauchline was found guilty recently for allowing his rubbish to be dumped at the entrance to Dunaskin. He has been fined £200.