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[Photoplug] Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by wcmlbls1846, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. wcmlbls1846

    wcmlbls1846 Member

    Apr 24, 2009
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    The centre is operated by the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group, and occupies part of the site of Dunaskin ironworks, about two miles north of Dalmellington and near the closed station at Waterside, by which name the area was once known. It has a long history of iron making, brick making and coal mining.

    The last pit closed in 1978, as did the National Coal Board's Waterside railway. It had been largely steam worked to the end, and many of its locos were subsequently preserved. After the closures an open air museum was set up at Dunaskin; it closed in 2005 and the site was sold. The Preservation Group has acquired the part used by the Railway Centre.

    The centre has a large collection of industrial locos, some of which worked at Waterside. There are standard gauge steam and diesel locos, and narrow gauge (2ft 6in) diesels.

    Here are 51 photos:


    And here are 20 Les Tindall photos of steam operations on the Waterside railway in 1973:



    Andrew N

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