Steam Finale at Dunaskin

Phew, what a day we had on Sunday 25th September 2016. Two locomotives in steam, both of whom performed admirably, and a first public outing for our former LMS Inspection Saloon. Ayr Burners Cycling were also present, and set up their stall and basic skills track on a part of our site, enabling the wee ones to have a go on their balance bikes. And a great day was had by all.

What was probably the busiest day of the season, and the weather was kind to us, even if we did experience a little drizzle later in the day. The car park was full to capacity for most of the day, with one car out, and another waiting to get in. And so it went on, all day.

Dunaskin platform was crowded with visitors eager to try out our “new” coach (actually built during World War 2), and view the Fireless in steam, alongside our faithful No. 10.

Some visitors had traveled hundreds of miles just to view the Fireless, but most were from somewhat nearer to home. And everyone left with a smile on their face, saying we’ll be back next year !


A busy car park at Dunaskin 25 Sep 2016. Pic by Frank Beattie


Everyone is eager to try out the new Saloon. Pic by Frank Beattie


everybody-wants-to-try-out-the-new-inspection-saloon-dunaskin-25-sep-2016-pic-frank-beattiefireless-loco-and-brakevan-pose-at-dunaskin-25-sep-2016-photo-frank-beattie The Fireless comes in for a close inspection at Dunaskin 25 Sep 2016. Pic by Frank Beattie

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The advantages of the end windows of the Inspection Saloon can be seen in this view at Dunaskin, on 25 Sep 2016. Pic by Gordon Thomson.


No. 10 and Saloon at Dunaskin 25 Sep 2016. Pic Gordon Thomson


The late afternoon sun catches the Fireless and Brakevan at Dunaskin 25 Sep 2016. Pic by Gordon Thomson

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