THE Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS) is erecting an all-new engineering facility at the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway.
The development is being progressed thanks to a £741,500 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund towards its Steaming Ahead project.
The multi-faceted project will see the creation of a new engineering facility, which will be used to repair the SRPS steam locomotive collection and carry out overhauls and restoration work.
Currently, major rebuild work is carried out in an old Romney Hut, which is cramped and not fit for the railway’s purposes. The new facility will be built on the area of land to the south of the Romney Hut, where there are currently three sidings and a lot of waste ground.
Read more in the August 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!
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