Kerr's Miniature Railway

Kerr's Miniature Railway Opening Times: April to September - Saturday and Sunday 11AM - 4PM (WEATHER PERMITTING) Fares: Β£2 each (Adult/Child) - Cash Only!
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Morning everyone!The exciting news for today is that 'Firefly' our real live steam engine will be out today from about 1...
12/05/2019

Morning everyone!

The exciting news for today is that 'Firefly' our real live steam engine will be out today from about 12pm! Children absolutely love to see the steam engine so to make sure that you don't miss out come on down for a ride behind her today!

The weather is absolutely glorious in Arbroath so it'll be t-shirts and sunglasses and also please remember to put your sun cream on!

Anyway, our volunteers at KMR would love to see you and your families/friends at the railway today so please don't miss this amazing chance to see 'Firefly' in steam!

Thank you for looking, please like and share! πŸ˜πŸš‚πŸŒžπŸŽŸπŸ˜Ž

Happy Easter everyone!It looks like it's going to be a scorcher this Easter Sunday so why not come down and roll your eg...
20/04/2019

Happy Easter everyone!

It looks like it's going to be a scorcher this Easter Sunday so why not come down and roll your eggs in West Links Park and have an egg-citing ride on the train and bus and fire engine!

KMR will also be open on Easter Monday from 11am - 4pm weather permitting!

See you soon and have a hoppy Easter!

That's all for now yolks! 😁🐰🐣πŸ₯šπŸ³

18/04/2019

Good evening folks! As it's Good Friday tomorrow and the weather is looking to be glorious, we are planning to open from 12 to 4! Fingers crossed lots of people come out to enjoy the sun and have a ride on the railway!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Please like and share so that all your friends and family know we'll be open!

Thank you! πŸš‚πŸŽŸπŸš…πŸŒžπŸ˜

09/04/2019

Once again, due to the fantastic weather that we are experiencing, the railway will be open this afternoon until 4!

Hope you can make it down! πŸŒžπŸš…πŸŽŸπŸŒ‘

08/04/2019

Due to the sun splitting the trees, we have decided to open the railway from 1pm!

See you soon! 😁😎🌞

We're very pleased to say that the rain has held off and trains are running! Loch Lee will be out and waiting for you un...
07/04/2019

We're very pleased to say that the rain has held off and trains are running! Loch Lee will be out and waiting for you until 4pm!

Come and see us today! πŸ˜πŸš‚πŸ₯³

06/04/2019

Hello everyone, just a wee not to say that sadly we won't be open today due to the foul weather. Hopefully we'll be open tomorrow if the weather is better!

NEWS UPDATEWe at Kerr's Miniature Railway are very pleased and excited to announce that our fire engine will soon be off...
31/03/2019

NEWS UPDATE

We at Kerr's Miniature Railway are very pleased and excited to announce that our fire engine will soon be off to 'Emergency One' who will be restoring and bringing our old girl up to 21st century fire and rescue standards. She will be fitted out with the latest kit and technology including cutting gear, breathing equipment and blue lights and sirens.

This is due to a shortage of fire engines within Scotland so when the 'Scottish Fire and Rescue Service' approached us with the request to borrow her and as she wasn't being used all that often in West Links Park we just couldn't refuse!

Once overhauled, our fire engine will be based at 'Arbroath Fire Station' and will be on call to attend any 999 emergency calls in the area! The firefighters at the station just can't wait to get to use her!

Thanks for your support, please like and share so that everyone can be on the lookout for what will be the coolest fire engine on the road! πŸ˜πŸš’πŸ”₯🌑

Hello everyone!Just a wee note to say that we had a fantastic first day of the season yesterday and it looks like today ...
31/03/2019

Hello everyone!

Just a wee note to say that we had a fantastic first day of the season yesterday and it looks like today is going to be another cracker! The sun is shining but there's still a wee nip in the air so be sure to wrap up warm!

On another note, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have taken the decision to now only open at weekends. If this situation changes then we'll be sure to update you!

That's all for now folks, we hope to see you soon! πŸš‚πŸ€—πŸŽŸ

14/03/2019

Tornado passing KMR!

Hello everyone!Sorry for the lack of updates recently! We are now getting ready for opening in just over two weeks for o...
13/03/2019

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates recently! We are now getting ready for opening in just over two weeks for our 2019 season! Are you excited?! We certainly are! 😁

The railway will be open daily from the 30th March for three weeks weather permitting from 11 - 4.

As a side point, steam locomotive 'Tornado' (pictured below) will be passing through Arbroath tomorrow at around 13:30 and again at around 18:50. Why not pop down to one of the bridges and wave to the driver...who knows, you might even get a toot from the whistle back!

We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for your interest! Please like and share! πŸš‚πŸ˜πŸ›€

30/09/2018

Hello folks, just a quick word to say that today is the last running day of the year! It's been a tough year for us with numbers at an all time low but we would like to thank our regular customers for continuing to come along and support us during this difficult time.

Anyway, we hope to see as many of you as possible down at the railway today to end our season on a high! Please tell all your friends and family to come out and enjoy this wonderful historic attraction and in the sunshine too! Trains will be running from 11-4 weather permitting.

See you soon and thank you! πŸš‚πŸš„πŸŒžπŸ–

Good evening folks!We'd just like to thank everyone that's visited KMR this summer during our daily operating period. Th...
17/08/2018

Good evening folks!

We'd just like to thank everyone that's visited KMR this summer during our daily operating period. That's the railway now back to opening weekends only 11-4 weather permitting.

The passenger numbers did pick up half way through the local school holidays thanks to some great publicity and support from our followers and friends of the railway, however, this seems to have been short lived and once again numbers are dwindling.

We only have the weekends in August and September left before we shut for the season (we may also operate during the tattie holidays if there is the demand and weather for it) so please please please make sure that you make the most of the railway being open and make sure you tell all your friends and family so that one no-one is dissapointed and two we end our season on a high!

Thank you very much for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon! πŸš‚πŸ˜πŸŒž

On another note we thought we'd share a historic photo of the railway from the early days. The locomotive featured is called 'Gladstone' with Matthew Kerr Snr driving and the carriages were for first class ticket holders only...oh those were the days! Please tell us your stories if you remember this! ☺

Firefly is in steam again!Why not come down and have a ride this afternoon and make the most of this lovely weather! Tra...
22/07/2018

Firefly is in steam again!

Why not come down and have a ride this afternoon and make the most of this lovely weather! Trains will be running until at least 4pm and maybe after if people keep coming!

Please come and support the railway by having a ride with your friends and family! As mentioned in recent articles, numbers have been very poor so far this year so we need your help to get the figures back on track!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon! πŸ˜πŸš‚πŸ–

As promised, Firefly is in steam once again! Why not come down for a ride and relive some memories! We hope to see you s...
08/07/2018

As promised, Firefly is in steam once again! Why not come down for a ride and relive some memories! We hope to see you soon!

Please like and share!

Thank you! πŸš‚β˜€οΈπŸ˜

Hello everyone! We have two exciting things to tell you! Firstly that's the railway now open daily for the summer school...
04/07/2018

Hello everyone! We have two exciting things to tell you! Firstly that's the railway now open daily for the summer school holidays, we will be running every day 11-4 until at least the middle of August and then maybe till the end of August but we will confirm that later. The other exciting thing is what's happening in the picture..can you guess?

Yes that's right, Firefly has returned from her travels down south and to celebrate we have once more lit a fire in her! She will be pulling the trains this afternoon until 4ish!

So come on down for a ride behind a steam train in the sun! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Please like and share! πŸ˜πŸ–πŸš‚β˜€οΈ

Here are our two girls, Firefly and Bertha, ready for a busy weekend of running at the Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway ...
13/06/2018

Here are our two girls, Firefly and Bertha, ready for a busy weekend of running at the Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway for their Surrey Border and Camberley Railway Gala! Firefly as you may have seen, has been touring round the south coast visiting Hastings, Ingfield and now Eastleigh. This promises to be a superb event so if you know of any of your friends that live down that way then let them know about it! Otherwise we will do our best to share some pictures of the event with you! Thanks for your interest! πŸ˜πŸš‚β˜€οΈ

Hello everyone!It's an absolutely gorgeous day down here in West Links Park! The train, bus and fire engine will be runn...
06/05/2018

Hello everyone!

It's an absolutely gorgeous day down here in West Links Park! The train, bus and fire engine will be running until 4pm. We will also be running tomorrow for the bank holiday 11am - 4pm weather permitting and again it's looking like it's going to be another fantastic day!

Please like and share and help the railway get back on track, excuse the pun, for this season as sadly we didn't have the best of starts due to the horrible weather during the Easter holidays.

We look forward to seeing you soon and remember to bring your sunglasses and sun cream! πŸ˜ŽπŸš‚πŸŒž

The sun is shining, the grass is green and the orange and palm trees would be swaying if we were in L.A!Yes that's right...
08/04/2018

The sun is shining, the grass is green and the orange and palm trees would be swaying if we were in L.A!

Yes that's right folks, it's a glorious day down here in West Links Park so why not pop down for a hurl on the train, bus and fire engine! Maybe come and relive some old memories!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Please like and share! Thanks! πŸš‚β˜€οΈπŸš„πŸ˜Ž

The KMR flag was tiring a little after 8 seasons of use so we thought it was time for a new one.Thanks AA Flags Ltd for ...
28/03/2018

The KMR flag was tiring a little after 8 seasons of use so we thought it was time for a new one.

Thanks AA Flags Ltd for manufacturing the new one, we think it looks great!

Be sure to look out for it this season when driving past on the A92 or from a big train window and remember if the flag is flying then trains will be running!

See you soon! β˜€οΈ

Can you believe that in just one week these covers will be coming off and trains will be running again?!Yes that's right...
24/03/2018

Can you believe that in just one week these covers will be coming off and trains will be running again?!

Yes that's right folks we will be re-opening for our 2018 season on Easter weekend. Trains will run from 11am until 4pm weather permitting and we will be open daily for the local Easter holidays.

Please like, share and tell your family and friends and we look forward to seeing you soon! πŸš‚πŸš‡πŸš„πŸŒž

So there we have it, that's us come to the end of our 2017 season, yes we can't believe it either..!Thanks to all who ca...
16/10/2017

So there we have it, that's us come to the end of our 2017 season, yes we can't believe it either..!

Thanks to all who came to see us this year, it's been a pretty good one we think with plenty of happy smiley faces along the way. So now it's time to give the railway some tlc before re-opening again next April.

On a brighter note, we thought you might like this picture of Firefly (green) and Bertha (red) sitting at West Links Station in the late 90s.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you next year! πŸ˜πŸšƒπŸš‡β˜€οΈ

14/10/2017

Remember folks tomorrow will be our last running day of the 2017 season. We are still open today until 4 and tomorrow we will be open 11-4 weather permitting.

If you've not made it down so far this year then you've still got one last chance!

We hope to see you then! πŸš‚πŸš‡πŸ˜

It's a beautiful day here in West Links Park, the train and miniature vehicles are running, there are people playing in ...
23/09/2017

It's a beautiful day here in West Links Park, the train and miniature vehicles are running, there are people playing in the sand on the beach and there are plenty of folk in the playpark.

Why not come down for a ride on what will be one of the last weekends of the season! We're open today until 4pm and again tomorrow from 11am to 4pm weather permitting.

We hope to see you down here soon! πŸš…πŸš‚πŸš‡πŸŒž

09/09/2017
I'm not a puffer nutter - Episode 57, Day 103 - Inverness to Carnoustie

We're sorry to have to inform you that the railway will not be running today due to a shortage of volunteers. The railway will, however, be running tomorrow (Sunday 9th) weather permitting 11-4.

On a different note, the railway recently featured on the series All The Stations and you can watch proprietor John Kerr telling a brief history of KMR via the link below:

https://youtu.be/sJmMa3UovW0

Download the All The Stations theme tune from iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/all-the-stations-full-theme/id1246506526?at=10lt4K&ct=allthestat...

Hello everyone!Just a little note to say that that's our summer daily operation now finished for this year. Thanks to al...
28/08/2017

Hello everyone!

Just a little note to say that that's our summer daily operation now finished for this year. Thanks to all who have visited us so far and remember we are still open at weekends 11-4 weather permitting right up until the end of September, so if you haven't been along yet make sure you do so before we close for the season!

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you down here soon! πŸš‚πŸš„πŸšˆπŸ˜

Please share!

Hello folks, just a little reminder to say that that's us now open daily for the local school holidays.Come and see us 1...
01/07/2017

Hello folks, just a little reminder to say that that's us now open daily for the local school holidays.

Come and see us 11-4 weather permitting every day until the middle of August!

We also thought you might like this old photo of the railway taken in the late 60s!

Come and support your local attraction, see you soon and thank you!

Please share! πŸš‚πŸš†πŸš„

We had a fantastic day yesterday at the Dundee Museum of Transport with our Stagecoach bus, the sun shone and people flo...
29/05/2017

We had a fantastic day yesterday at the Dundee Museum of Transport with our Stagecoach bus, the sun shone and people flocked to the museum. Thanks to all who visited and we look forward to doing it again sometime in the future! 🚌🚍

Meanwhile as it's a local school holiday today the railway will be open until 4pm weather permitting. πŸ˜πŸš‚πŸšˆ

Lovely day yesterday for our first bus & coach day! Thanks to all who came along, especially the bus owners - we couldn't have run the event without them.

If you can spare a few minutes, please review your visit on TripAdvisor!

http://tinyurl.com/yc8shkaw

Hello everyone! Just a quick word to say that our Stagecoach East Scotland bus will be attending the Dundee Museum of Tr...
09/05/2017

Hello everyone! Just a quick word to say that our Stagecoach East Scotland bus will be attending the Dundee Museum of Transport's bus day on the 28th of May. The event runs from 10.30 to 15.30 and we will be giving rides to children throughout the day. Anyway it looks like it's going to be a great day so why not pop along and see us and many other buses old and new there! Please like and share! Thank you! ☺🚍🚐🚌

15/04/2017

So something very special happened at the railway today... The Fire Engine's 2 stroke engine fired into life for the first time in four years! Yes we think it's been too long too! Beady eyed visitors to KMR will have noticed us working away on the Fire Engine trying to get her overhaul finished. It hopefully won't be too long now! You can watch this video to see the engine running and then share to let others see our good news! We hope to see you down here soon. Trains will be running 11-4 weather permitting tomorrow and Monday and then weekends thereafter. Thanks for your interest and see you soon! πŸš’πŸš¨β˜‰πŸš‚πŸ˜Ž

Nice article in the Courier today about us re-opening this year. Lovely picture too and with some sun for a change! Make...
04/04/2017
Kerr's miniature railway hopes track plan will be platform for future Arbroath success - The Courier

Nice article in the Courier today about us re-opening this year. Lovely picture too and with some sun for a change! Make sure you grab a copy today! Remember we are still running daily for the rest of the Easter holidays 11-4 weather permitting. We look forward to seeing you soon! πŸ˜ƒπŸš‚

One of the best-loved tourist attractions in Angus has steamed into a 2017 season with plans still firmly on track for a new era just a little way down the line. For more than 80 years, Kerr’s miniature railway has been welcoming passengers to the platform at West Links in Arbroath and decent weathe...

Well folks that's us now up and running for the 2017 season! It's a lovely t-shirt weather day here in West Links Park, ...
01/04/2017

Well folks that's us now up and running for the 2017 season! It's a lovely t-shirt weather day here in West Links Park, which wasn't the forecast so we'll say no more on that... Elliot is running trains from platform 1 and the Stagecoach East Scotland bus is running up and down to the playpark. So come on down and support your wonderful local attraction and have some fun! Open daily for the Easter holidays 11-4 weather permitting. See you soon! 😎 Please share! Thanks!

Hello folks, not long now until we re-open! The 1st of April is the date so put it in your diaries and come on down to s...
17/03/2017

Hello folks, not long now until we re-open! The 1st of April is the date so put it in your diaries and come on down to see what we've been getting up to. We will be open daily throughout the Angus school holidays from 11-4 weather permitting. If you've been wondering, yes some good news did come in October, then more in December, but to find out what it was, you'll have to pop down for a look! Anyway, here's a little teaser for now, and all I can really add is that it goes further than you think and it's brand new! More will be revealed soon, so watch this space... Please share! Thank you!

Apologies for the lack of updates recently, but on the whole we can report that the railway has had a fairly good season...
17/09/2016

Apologies for the lack of updates recently, but on the whole we can report that the railway has had a fairly good season down in West Links Park. We will, with luck, be bringing you some further good news in October, so watch this space...

On another note, today, the 17th September 2016, Matthew Brown Kerr Junior would have been seventy-three years old. It has now been ten long years since he left us, so we thought that it would be fitting to share a picture of the plaque rememering him at Arbroath Railway Station.

This picture was taken exactly ten years ago when the plaque was unveiled on what would have been his birthday by John and Jill Kerr.

If you are ever passing through the station either by foot or train then do remember to give him a smile. ☺ The plaque is located half way along the southbound platform 1.

Did anyone see us in The Guardian last week?!We have been chosen as one of the top ten vintage seaside attractions in th...
01/08/2015
Ten of the best vintage seaside rides and fairground attractions in the UK

Did anyone see us in The Guardian last week?!

We have been chosen as one of the top ten vintage seaside attractions in the whole of the UK!

We think it's quite an achievement, please like and share to tell everyone else about this wonderful news! Look forward to seeing you all down here sometime soon!

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jul/14/top-10-vintage-seaside-rides-fairground-attractions

The reopening of Dreamland in Margate hogged the headlines this summer, but the UK has plenty more vintage seaside attractions. Here’s our pick of 10 coastal spots for old fashioned fun, from pier shows to the UK’s oldest theme park

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West Links Park
Arbroath
DD11 1QD

The nearest train station is Arbroath which is on the east coast mainline and has a service at least every 30mins. Also buses (39 and 73) connect from Dundee and Montrose.

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