Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway Located in the heart of the Forth Valley, Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway operate heritage steam & diesel trains and Scotland 's largest Railway Museum.
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Due to COVID-19, B&KR is unable to open at present. #SupportOurSRPS Fundraising Appeal Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway is operated as a heritage railway by the volunteers of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society, a charity registered in Scotland No. SC002375, formed in 1961. Scotland's railway heritage is cared for by S.R.P.S. at Bo'ness. Much is already on display, both on the railway and in the Museum of Scottish Railways which opened in 1995 as the Scottish Railway Exhibition, but the collection of locomotives, carriages and wagons requires further buildings to support conservation and maintenance activities and to enable the whole collection to be enjoyed by visitors.

Due to COVID-19, B&KR is unable to open at present. #SupportOurSRPS Fundraising Appeal Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway is operated as a heritage railway by the volunteers of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society, a charity registered in Scotland No. SC002375, formed in 1961. Scotland's railway heritage is cared for by S.R.P.S. at Bo'ness. Much is already on display, both on the railway and in the Museum of Scottish Railways which opened in 1995 as the Scottish Railway Exhibition, but the collection of locomotives, carriages and wagons requires further buildings to support conservation and maintenance activities and to enable the whole collection to be enjoyed by visitors.

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Operating as usual

Good news below about the overhaul of D49 Morayshire.Follow SRPS Steam Group to keep up to date with all things steam at...
22/11/2020

Good news below about the overhaul of D49 Morayshire.

Follow SRPS Steam Group to keep up to date with all things steam at B&KR.

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Overhaul of D49 'Morayshire' recommences!

After a long hiatus work has recommenced on the overhaul of unique Gresley D49 'Morayshire'. Initial work is focused on getting the boiler to the stage of a hydraulic test early next year. To this end the Boiler Inspector has required that the new flue tubes are replaced and that remedial work is undertaken to the sling stays. The boiler was moved into the works of Locomotive Maintenance Services Ltd this week where, as the photo shows, steady progress is now being made.

This work is only possible thanks to the continued generosity of our supporters. If you would like to see Morayshire back in action, please consider making a donation towards the overhaul fund: www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/246Morayshire

* BUY YOUR 2021 SRPS CALENDAR TODAY! *This weekend may well be your LAST CHANCE to order! This is a fantastic way to #Su...
20/11/2020

* BUY YOUR 2021 SRPS CALENDAR TODAY! *

This weekend may well be your LAST CHANCE to order! This is a fantastic way to #SupportOurSRPS at a time it has not been possible to visit B&KR.

Order online at:
https://shop.srps.org.uk/index.php/product/srps-2021-calendar/

What a great #Christmas idea! 🎅 🎄 #HoHoHo

^JS (already ordered mine!)

*** NEWS ***

Our SRPS Diamond Jubilee Calendar is now available to order on our NEW online shop. The 2021 Calendar costs £10.00, including postage & packaging, and is a great way to support the SRPS whilst we are not able to operate trains. Buy your copy here: https://shop.srps.org.uk/index.php/product/srps-2021-calendar/

Calendars will be dispatched week commencing Monday 7th December 2020.

A great idea for a #Christmas gift! 🎅

#SupportOurSRPS

^JS

#ThrowbackThursday to our #CaledonianReunion #AutumnSteamGala 2018 as we see sister locos CR419 & @strathrail CR828 doub...
19/11/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to our #CaledonianReunion #AutumnSteamGala 2018 as we see sister locos CR419 & @strathrail CR828 double heading on approach to Manuel.

This curve is one of the steepest sections of our 5 mile railway, at 1 in 58. As you can see, both locks are working hard.

📸 P. Backhouse
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We are excited to announce the Scottish Railway Preservation Society, who operates B&KR and Museum of Scottish Railways,...
18/11/2020

We are excited to announce the Scottish Railway Preservation Society, who operates B&KR and Museum of Scottish Railways, has been awarded additional funding of over £234,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland towards our #SteamingAhead project. This brings the total grant for the project to £975,800.

Full details can be found here: https://www.bkrailway.co.uk/exciting-times-as-railway-is-steaming-ahead-to-2021/

#SupportOurSRPS

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*** NEWS ***Our SRPS Diamond Jubilee Calendar is now available to order on our NEW online shop. The 2021 Calendar costs ...
17/11/2020

*** NEWS ***

Our SRPS Diamond Jubilee Calendar is now available to order on our NEW online shop. The 2021 Calendar costs £10.00, including postage & packaging, and is a great way to support the SRPS whilst we are not able to operate trains. Buy your copy here: https://shop.srps.org.uk/index.php/product/srps-2021-calendar/

Calendars will be dispatched week commencing Monday 7th December 2020.

A great idea for a #Christmas gift! 🎅

#SupportOurSRPS

^JS

Plenty of hard work being carried out by our #volunteers in Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group.#SupportOurSRPS ^J...
16/11/2020

Plenty of hard work being carried out by our #volunteers in Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group.

#SupportOurSRPS

^JS

Sunday Sulzer Update!
Progress has continued on the restoration of 25235 with four newly overhauled 22" Olea buffers fitted. Meanwhile work has continued on the freshly overhauled bogies with work focusing on the overhaul of the brake cylinders.

Work has also been carried out 26038 with the generator now refitted to the Sulzer Power unit and the turbo installed into position.

If you would like to help with the restoration of our Sulzer Class 25 we currently have an appeal running and every donation is welcome, if you can donate the price of a couple of pints or more we would be very grateful. This will allow us to purchase the next components to get 25235 operational once more. ^AE

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/25235finalpush

We just can't get enough of D3558. Numbers and letters applied today by our dedicated #volunteers in Bo'ness TMD-Home of...
14/11/2020

We just can't get enough of D3558. Numbers and letters applied today by our dedicated #volunteers in Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group.

#SupportOurSRPS

^JS

Transfers went on D3558 today with other snagging list items getting ticked off. We have fitted neoprene seals to the engine doors to help prevent rattle and paint erosion, resulting in premature rusting. The totem is being fitted next.
The team are delighted with how it is turning out, we hope we aren’t boring you with the updates! ^CW

Help us by voting for the Scottish Railway Preservation Society to receive a £1,000 grant from Ecclesiastical Insurance ...
13/11/2020
Movement for good - 12 days of giving – Nominate a charity to receive £1000 from Ecclesiastical

Help us by voting for the Scottish Railway Preservation Society to receive a £1,000 grant from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group as part of their ‘Movement for Good’ initiative.

A vote costs nothing and all you have to enter are some very basic contact details. You can vote for the SRPS here: https://www.movementforgood.com/12days/index.php?cn=SC002375&ct=heritage_arts

Thank you!

#SupportOurSRPS

^JS

Our 12 days of giving will provide vital support to organisations right across the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Mann

#ThrowbackThursday to April 1994 we see 0-6-0 North British Railway Class C No. 673 Maude resting on shed at Bo'ness.Thi...
12/11/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to April 1994 we see 0-6-0 North British Railway Class C No. 673 Maude resting on shed at Bo'ness.

This loco is a favourite amongst many visitors. Maude has been on display in our @museum_of_scottish_railways for a few years.

Who would like to see her restored to pull trains at B&KR once more?

📸 Ben Brookbank
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#LestWeForget #ArmisticeDay
11/11/2020

#LestWeForget #ArmisticeDay

Covered in poppies, Maude was sent to serve in France in 1917 and was returned to the UK two years later. The locomotive was named after Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Stanley Maude, who died of cholera in 1917 after commanding troops in France and Mesopotamia. Maude is now only one of two surviving standard gauge locos used overseas in WW1 by the Railway Operating Division.

Lest we forget.

Here's what it looks like inside the shed which houses our Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel GroupLots going on with p...
09/11/2020

Here's what it looks like inside the shed which houses our Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group

Lots going on with plenty work for our #volunteers to keep themselves busy. Why not consider joining us? It's a very rewarding hobby!

#SupportOurSRPS

^JS

A view of the shed today with 3 of our blue Sulzer Type 2s seen sharing the space with our resplendent gronk ... lots of work to do but our type 2s will be looking as good as the 08 very soon ^AE

08/11/2020
Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group

How good does D3558 look in natural daylight? A huge well done to all our #volunteers in Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group on the overhaul and paintjob on this wee workhorse.

#SupportOurSRPS

^JS

Sunday morning shunt for D3558 over to the pit road for final tweaks. ^CW

We have a number of appeals which you can #SupportOurSRPS during this difficult year we are encountering with #COVID19 W...
07/11/2020

We have a number of appeals which you can #SupportOurSRPS during this difficult year we are encountering with #COVID19

We will be back!

https://t.co/ww7Yrg19vO

^JS

#FlashbackFriday to the #CaledonianReunion #AutunnSteamGala 2018 when CR828 visited from @strathrail Here's 828 with our...
06/11/2020

#FlashbackFriday to the #CaledonianReunion #AutunnSteamGala 2018 when CR828 visited from @strathrail

Here's 828 with our wee bonny CR419, as the locos round their Caledonian Railway carriages to head back down the line to Bo'ness.

📸 P. Backhouse
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Our Class 08 D3558 is coming along nicely in the Diesel Shed.^CW
01/11/2020

Our Class 08 D3558 is coming along nicely in the Diesel Shed.
^CW

Today we rebuilt the radiator shutters, first black coated the cab wasp stripes and carried out final preparations on the paintwork for next week’s final stages.
There was even an impromptu gathering of O gauge Class 08s at tea break. ^CW

Happy #Halloween 🎃Have a ghoul-tastic day 👻#SupportOurSRPS ^JS
31/10/2020

Happy #Halloween 🎃

Have a ghoul-tastic day 👻

#SupportOurSRPS

^JS

#ThrowbackThursday to 1st November 2019 as part of our SRPS Steam Group #AutumnSteamGala, CR419 steams up Kinneil Bank w...
29/10/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to 1st November 2019 as part of our SRPS Steam Group #AutumnSteamGala, CR419 steams up Kinneil Bank with a private Photo Charter destined for Manuel.

In normal times, this weekend would have seen our Gala taking place. Share your photos and memories from previous years you have enjoyed at B&KR.

📸 P. Backhouse

#SupportOurSRPS

^JS

More progress on our Class 08 #SupportourSRPS watch out for more updates  #SRPS08 ^CW
25/10/2020

More progress on our Class 08 #SupportourSRPS watch out for more updates #SRPS08
^CW

The gloss black has gone on the radiator end, top coat yellow on the cab and all the red is now on first coat. ^CW #SRPS08

More progress in the Diesel Shed. ^CW
24/10/2020

More progress in the Diesel Shed. ^CW

Some more Saturday progress on D3558, more on Sunday! #SRPS08
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Oor wee D3558 is going to look stunning. ^JS
22/10/2020

Oor wee D3558 is going to look stunning. ^JS

We are steadily getting there!
Thursday night D3558 update, yellow on everything now, red second undercoat on the rods, first top coat on the bufferbeam.
^CW #SRPS08

#ThrowbackThursday to 2nd January 2020 as we see NCB No.1 Lord Roberts lead a #BlackBunSpecial towards #ManuelYou can pr...
22/10/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to 2nd January 2020 as we see NCB No.1 Lord Roberts lead a #BlackBunSpecial towards #Manuel

You can prominently see @histenvscot #LinlithgowPalace in the distance.

📸 P. Backhouse
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20/10/2020
All aboard for a virtual trip on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway!

Enjoy a virtual trip behind C.R. 0-4-4T No. 419 from Bo’ness to just short of the landslide.

Today, we are proud to announce we have raised over £200,000 in public donations since May across all our appeals including Gift Aid. This will help us repair the recent landslide and progress our other appeal projects including locomotives L.N.E.R 4-4-0 No.246 Morayshire and diesel Class 25 235, not forgetting the Gresley TK Teak coach, Railtour Coaches and the SOS appeal to help us through these extremely challenging times.

The Board of Trustees, Members and Volunteers would like to thank everyone who is helping us with our fundraising and we hope this video will help remind everyone what to look forward to once we are able to reopen when it is safe to do so.

All of the appeals are still open and we should be able to offer an update on the landslide in the very near future!

Want to cast it in 4K to your TV? Go to srpsdiesel youtube - remember to subscribe to the channel! https://youtu.be/lWuJLucqAEg

#SupportOurSRPS

^CW

More progress with the overhaul of Locomotive Owners Group (Scotland) BR 2-6-4T No. 80105 in our SRPS Steam Group shed. ...
20/10/2020

More progress with the overhaul of Locomotive Owners Group (Scotland) BR 2-6-4T No. 80105 in our SRPS Steam Group shed. Further details about this loco here https://www.srpssteam.com/locomotives/loco-80105/ ^JS

BR Standard 80105 Progress! New regulator valves fully machined and ready to fit. Photos by David Bird

18/10/2020
Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group

With a new coat of paint, D3558 is looking the part in Bo'ness Yard today. #SupportOurSRPS ^JS

A quick look at D3558 while we shunt stock, coming along well now, wasp ends, red bits and pipe work to pick out.
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#ThrowbackThursday to 29th April 2006 as we continue to celebrate 25yrs of McDuff #class47643 owned by SRPS at B&KR 🎉🎊🎉H...
15/10/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to 29th April 2006 as we continue to celebrate 25yrs of McDuff #class47643 owned by SRPS at B&KR 🎉🎊🎉

Here's our 47 at Snab, near Kinneil Halt, with the 09.53 Birkhill to Bo'ness service.

Share your photos with us this week, remember to use the hashtag above.

📸 I. Lothian

^JS

25 years ago this week saw the arrival of our McDuff  47643 at B&KR. Let’s see some of your pics; see if we can get it t...
13/10/2020

25 years ago this week saw the arrival of our McDuff 47643 at B&KR. Let’s see some of your pics; see if we can get it trending across social media using #class47643
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We're hiring!MUSEUM DIRECTOR - permanent full time, 35hrs per week.Details of Key Responsibilities, essential and desira...
13/10/2020

We're hiring!

MUSEUM DIRECTOR - permanent full time, 35hrs per week.

Details of Key Responsibilities, essential and desirable qualifications and experience available to read on our website here https://www.bkrailway.co.uk/were-hiring-museum-director/

Closing date for applications is 23rd October 2020.
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More progress at Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group with D3558. ^JS
12/10/2020

More progress at Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group with D3558. ^JS

After a good scraping session we got a primer coat on one side of the frames of D3558 before the end of the day.
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Nearly 2yrs ago since this happened! Our #CaledonianReunion #AutumnSteamGala is a memorable event, which we will remembe...
10/10/2020

Nearly 2yrs ago since this happened! Our #CaledonianReunion #AutumnSteamGala is a memorable event, which we will remember for many years. The Gala featured @strathrail CR828 and own very own CR419. Will these two fine locos ever meet again? Never say never!
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It's going to looking so good! Our #volunteers in Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group are feeling mighty proud of ...
09/10/2020

It's going to looking so good! Our #volunteers in Bo'ness TMD-Home of The SRPS Diesel Group are feeling mighty proud of D3558.

#SupportOurSRPS ➡️ https://www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/SRPSgeneralfund

^JS

A six hour Thursday shift saw the remaining rods taken back to bare metal, along with the front shunters step and cab steps wire brushed down. The remaining side doors are in preparation too.
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We love this image of a misty Bo'ness Station by Liam Shand.Don't forget to tag us in your photos. We love to see them a...
09/10/2020

We love this image of a misty Bo'ness Station by Liam Shand.

Don't forget to tag us in your photos. We love to see them all, especially during this year, when the Railway and Museum remain closed to visitors during October and November. Updated, full details in the News section of our website.

We'll be back! 🚂
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A British steam locomotive . The picture was taken in Alexandria , Egypt at. The last years of the 19th century.
These are showing as September 2002.
Its been a few ago now.... feel free to save or delete these images.....
Thanks for letting me like your post. I wish you well in the times ahead. An old postcard from my collection showing a Dubs built 4-8-0 on the Emu Bay Railway in Tasmania. Two survive in preservation. It has no connection to your railway other than a reminder of the vast contribution that Scotland made to steam engineering on land and sea.
A couple of pics from a few years back :)
A few photos of my visit about 2 years ago
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A short video showcasing 37025 'Inverness TMD' and 37421 heading the monthly Network Rail track recording train along the South Coast. Captured at Bosham, Fishbourne, the former site of Woodcroft Halt and Chalton. Stay safe, and enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKR2PC93Wos
Here are a couple of photos that I took of 419 during her Caledonian Weekend back in 2003. (Personally I would prefer to see her back in this blue, but I am pleased to see that she continues to run at 113 years old!)
A recent scan from a 6x4.5 transparency finds J36 673 "Maude" approaching the lens at Bo'ness west with a photographers charter on 21/10/94. more views? https://www.flickr.com/photos/doh46229
Another recent slide scan , J36 no 673 "Maude" runs along the forshaw on the Boness railway approaching the lens with a mixed freight on the hook during a photo charter on 21/10/94. More views? www rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="://www.flickr.com/photos/doh46229" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">://www.flickr.com/photos/doh46229
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