As part of the Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group's aim, we are continually seeking to restore and preserve industrial steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock of the type used throughout the industrial railways of Ayrshire and Scotland.
Have a look below to see some of the projects we are currently working on.
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Built by Andrew Barclay in Kilmarnock for the Phumpherston Oil Company and eventually passing into the ownership of BP at Grangemouth before being preserved by us in 1981. No.7 is currently in a stripped down state and partially painted with all the removable components already in their final colours awaiting refitting. Some minor mechanical work is still needed, including a new radiator and lubrication pipework refitted. Work will restart on this restoration once the overhaul of steam locomotive No. 10 is completed.
A regular sight on lines throughout the UK for many years was the 20 tonne brake van, which came in various designs.
The van is currently undergoing a major restoration with a most of the outer wooden cladding being replaced as well as replacement of some of the interior. We are restoring this van using as much of the original parts as possible. Repainting work is currently underway and we hope to have it back in service sometime during 2023.
Built by Andrew Barclay in Kilmarnock for the NCB Fife area, No.23 is one of a batch of 6 locomotives ordered by the Fife area in the late 40s early 50s. We currently have the cab, coal bunkers and saddle tank removed from the loco to allow better access to the boiler and firebox for inspection.
Doon Valley Railway
Dunaskin Bridge, Dalmellington Rd, Waterside, Patna, Ayr KA6 7JH