Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by steam_mad, Jun 25, 2019.
A video of the current construction progress was posted:
Great to see the work for the future ongoing despite the pandemic restrictions. I am looking forward seeing the new workshop rising from the former site of derilicted wagons. It will be much better for visitors and of course for the workforce. I heard they've already sourced a nice crane for heavy lifts (30 t)?
The structure for the new heavy engineering facility at Bo’ness has appeared out of nowhere this week! Structural steel should be complete tomorrow. Photo by works manager Mark Ashmole.
New Engineering Facility at Bo'ness progressing rapidly now with all of the exterior cladding on, 30t Overhead Crane installed (photo thanks to T. Shaw) and works to construct the inspection pit in full swing. First fix of the electrics also underway!
The capital elements of Steaming Ahead at the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway are rapidly approaching completion. Handover of the new engineering facilities to the Society is imminent and work is progressing well on the new museum entrance.
When complete, visitors of all abilities will be able to view work being undertaken on the Society’s collection of historic steam locomotives and coaches (and maybe the occasional diesel). The new shed and museum entrance will all be linked by a series of tarmac walking trails.
Everything should be open to the public atthe start of our 2022 season - who’s looking forward to a look around?! More information soon…
Does the lottery grant include future apprenticeships, or is it solely for the construction of the new facilities?
If you look at post #27 (18th November 2020) in this thread Steam mad has listed out the full scope of the lottery grant.
That is a seriously impressive facility, it will be a great asset for the railway and the community. Looking forward to seeing more pics as it is fitted out!
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