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.