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New 144 gets a good cleaning!

It’s not the most exciting work of volunteering but these old dears need a good cleanup. It’s a big job and a long train but it’s all well worth the effort!

Tree cutting and Vegetation Clearance

Track-side tree cutting will begin this week (12th October). This is being undertaken by a local contractor to catch up on work delayed by Covid 19 restrictions. It is also being funded by the National Lottery Emergency Grant.

Grant News: Tools & Training for RRV, Bridge Inspection

An operator training schedule is being set up for the RRV. We have also managed to source another small bucket.We have commissioned a survey of the Parkmore Quarry under-bridge as a result of damage caused by numerous strikes from passing HGVs. An initial report has been received. Remedial action may be required to ensure safety.

AGM & Volunteers meetings change of venue

Subject to any subsequent changes, these meetings will be held at Drummuir Village Hall on Saturday 14th November. Volunteers 1-2 pm AGM 2-4 pm.

Additional three coach unit

We have recently received a three coach class 144 unit from Porterbrook Leasing Company. It is one of a number of units transferred to the heritage sector.

Railway wins lottery grant!!

We want to say a HUGE THANK YOU!! to all players of the National Lottery because recently we have received a grant of £127,200 from the  Emergency Fund. The majority of it has to be spent on urgent track repairs and bridge inspections delayed by Covid 19. The remainder has helped towards a desperately needed […]

First Passenger Train

On Wednesday 16th September we ran a special charter for Railtrail Tours. Because of Coronavirus, it was our first passenger carrying train of the year!

Road-rail vehicle

RRV 360 ready for action! Our long-sought-for road rail vehicle (an RRV 360) finally came into our possession early this September. It will greatly facilitate the working of our dedicated permanent way team.

More Good News!

We are now able to take bookings for charters for the remainder of 2020