Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

[Scottish Industrial Railway Centre]

Tucked away in rural inland Ayrshire, steam trains run along a short section of track at the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre on a few days each month over the summer period. It's the main draw of a messy, no-frills attraction on the site of a former colliery and later brickworks; remains of tumbledown industrial buildings (with lots of Keep Out! signs) overlook old engines, trucks and indoor exhibition areas. The site describes itself as a "work in progress", and it's certainly not perfect: funds are clearly limited, display sheds are rough around the edges and rust rules the roost. But it's an interesting piece of history if you can get there on one of the open days.

[Scottish Industrial Railway Centre]

📌 Scottish Industrial Railway Centre ★★★☆☆
Location: A713 just south-west of Waterside, G.R.: NS 442083 ///spared.third.bonfires
Open (2018): Irregular dates (mostly Sundays) between April and September - see website
Cost (2018): £7 (adults), £4 (children)

[Scottish Industrial Railway Centre]

[Scottish Industrial Railway Centre]

[Scottish Industrial Railway Centre]

[Scottish Industrial Railway Centre]

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