About Us

Doon Valley Railway

NCB No.10 Ayrshire area

The Doon Valley Railway is operated by the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group, which was formed in 1974 to keep steam alive in Ayrshire.

Our aim is to create a living museum where historically significant industrial steam and diesel locomotives can be seen working in Scotland's last authentic industrial railway setting.

Our locomotive collection is largely based upon engines which worked in the Doon Valley.

Open days


The Doon valley Railway is open to the public between Spring and Autumn.

We have regular passenger trains hauled by our steam loco, NCB No.10 and heritage diesel locos.

For more information on our open days please see the events section.



The Doon Valley Railway is entirely run by volunteers.

New volunteers are always welcome and we have a range of roles and duties to suit your skills and experience.

We are particularly interested in people who wish to volunteer on our opendays to become ticket inspectors, Guards, station staff and there is also the opportunity to train for roles such as Fireman and eventually as steam and diesel locomotive drivers.

Shop, cafe and museum staff are also required.

Our Engineering department also has a variety of roles available to those who want to  get hands on with refurbishment of locomotives, rolling stock and track maintenance.