The Restoration Work Continues ……

Over the past two to three months, work on our rolling stock has continued apace. Ex LMS Inspection Saloon, M45020, finally made it into public service on the last Steam Day of 2016, on the 25th September, and very popular it proved to be too.


The former LMS Inspection Saloon seen in action on 25th Sept 2016. Gordon Thomson.

The 16 ton mineral wagon has been receiving work intermittently over the past two years or so, and is now substantially complete. Only some minor detail work requires to be finished off, and then it will be ready for its repaint. Volunteers ?


This 16 Ton Mineral Waggon has been substantially rebuilt by Group member John Paterson. Photo Gordon Thomson

The 12 Ton Box Van, B778493 (also referred to as Alex’s Van), has recently been needle gunned and the bare metal primed, helping to move the restoration of this vehicle along quite nicely.

Other restoration work has continued, and, as usual, we could so much more if only we had more volunteers. You do not require to be particularly qualified to carry out much of this kind of work, just bags of enthusiasm.

Currently, ARPG has working members on site at Dunaskin on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Anyone wishing to help out with any of the work shown above need only contact the Group –

Рtelephone Archie Thom, on 01292 269 260 (re Saturday Workdays)

Рtelephone Andy Arnot, on 01292 443 652 (re Tuesday Workdays)

or by email to –




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