The Fife Heritage Railway restore steam and diesel locomotives providing open days and train rides to the public on selected days. Established in 1992, the Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society is a registered charity which is run entirely by unpaid volunteers.
Our aim is to preserve Fife’s railway heritage. We own a 21 acre former railway marshaling yard and have constructed half a mile of track plus substantial sidings. Our restoration work is conducted in the “Colin Munro” shed which is well equipped with engineering machinery and work space. As a heritage railway, we are open to visitors on selected days and provide trips along the line pulled by one of our restored locomotives. We always welcome people wanting to get involved, be it rebuilding locomotives, providing refreshments or even joining as a non-working member, everyone is welcome!
Kirkland Yard is a busy place!
Trackwork upgrade gets some attention again.
Laura has been busy updating our web site. Take a little time to check it out please. www.fifeheritagerailway.co.uk Let us know what you think of the improvements and make any suggestions for any other modifications. Please take time to thank Laura for all her hard work. Not easy doing all this while working full time!
The homepage of Fife Heritage Railway; a Heritage Railway based in Leven, Fife.
Another busy day at Kirkland Yard
As you know we are not able to have any running days this year. Therefore no income other than kind donations from our members, friends and even some total strangers (strangers are just friends you haven't met yet!). If we are to keep working away while our gates are shut, we need to do all we can to fund our enterprise. Here is a reminder that was posted back in late Spring. Maybe you could give us a thought or pass it on to some kind and generous supporter. Every penny counts. Thanks for taking the time to read this. PLease share.
Formed after the closure of Lochty Private Railway in 1992, the aims of Fife Heritage Railway are to preserve and restore the rich history of Fifes railways and industry. Since then, the society has erected a purpose-built rolling stock workshop, as well as laying half a mile of track with a platfor...
Kirkland ongoing progress.
Latest from Pete. One side completed! 202 now included. Looking good.
Small work party making progress at Kirkland.
Our railway may have fallen silent to the sound of locomotives chuffing about but our volunteers have been working quietly away at Kirkland for the past few weeks - obviously observing all the necessary Covid procedures, of course. There are many projects being tackled - a fresh coat of paint in many places; work on locomotive maintenance (including some exciting work on getting another Fife locomotive back into working order!); we have even taken possession of a portakabin which will fill the role of site office once a little TLC has been applied. It is hoped to keep some news trickling through this page so you can see we have not gone away. (Thanks to Adam Clark for the photo of our track.)
Good afternoon everyone,
We hope you are all staying safe and following the current guidelines. More than ever we need to keep morale up as we drag ourselves through yet another month with little clue as to what day of the week it is.
This post is intended as a little reminder that we remain closed to all visitors and volunteers. The site is being maintained securely in the interim, but our May running day is of course cancelled. We posted previously about The Leven Rally and the website is updated to reflect the current status but we remind you also that The Leven Rally is currently postponed until we have accurate information on how to safely host such an event. All tickets purchased have been placed on hold and will be honoured for the new date.
We hope to be back relentlessly posting photos and updating you with all our good work in the near future - but in the meantime stay safe and save lives.
In light of the worldwide crisis currently unfiolding, Fife Heritage Railway is closing it's doors for the forseeable future. We ask the public not to attempt any visits as there will be no addmittance, even if we have volunteers on site going about standard upkeep duties.
We cannot say when we are able to open our doors again and hope the matter comes to a quick resolution. We will be following all government advice and await more hopeful news sooner rather than later.
Fife Heritage Railway has enjoyed 17 years being based at Kirkland Yard, going from strength to strength and providing a great attraction for the little town of Leven along with a community-wide event in The Leven Rally.
With the COVID-19 crisis, the future of many heritage railways including ourselves is now in doubt. If we cannot open our doors, we cannot earn money to operate the charity, yet we still have bills and overheads to pay. If you can consider a small donation to help us keep rolling until we can open our doors for your enjoyment again, we stand a chance of still having a bright future once this pandemic is over.
Any donations would be greatly recived at https://wonderful.org/charity/thekingdomoffiferailwaypreservationsociety
The team at FHR hope yourself and your loved ones keep safe in these unprecedented times and we hope to provide enjoyment for you once again in the future.
100% of donations or fundraising event sponsorship reaches The Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society when you use Wonderful.org. The Wonderful Organisation makes no deductions from Gift Aid and is funded by corporate sponsors.
Did you know our resident steam locomotive is in it's final year of operation?
After being granted a short certificate for use, Forths time expires later this year meaning we must overhaul the boiler for re-certification. As it's currently Fifes only working full size steam loco, we are hoping YOU can help!
Annually the boiler is inspected by a specialist and thankfully it seems only minimal work is required to bring Forth back into steam. But costs are still in their thousands!
We will be rolling out fundraising initiatives throughout the year but all donations are welcome. If you can donate a couple of pounds For Forths Sake and keep it on the rails, next year, Fifes only working engine can steam again.
If you'd like to donate please follow the link below and if you are eligible please also tick the Gift Aid box for that extra little nudge at no further cost.
We thank you all in advance and hope to see many smiling faces as Forth steams in it's final year.
Because The Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society chose Wonderful.org to host its Appeal Page, 100% of donations will reach The Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society . Why not support the Overhaul Fifes only working steam locomotive Appeal by making a donation via the Wonderful Organis...
On a wet and dismal Thursday in the middle of February, a little pug made it home to Fife for the first time in 31 years.
We are happy to annouce that British Aluminium Company (Burntisland) Number 3 has landed safely here at Fife Heriage Railway. Hauled from Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway by Reid Freight Services after a few months negotiation and a successful fundraiser. We now intend to give it a bit of love and proudly display this piece of local history for all to enjoy.
A big thank you to everyone who made this possible!
Photo credit Steven Carty
You made it happen!
We have now signed the agreement and expecting imminent delivery of the little Burntisland Pug. Thanks to a successful fundraiser where your kindness in donations has covered the cost of delivery from Bo'ness to Leven. We will now see this little pug back home in Fife for cosmetic overhaul and display for the next ten years.
Our fundraiser raised £1446.25 which was just short of the haulage costs. But more than enough to make this all happen!
A big thank you to many including Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway for loan of the locomotive itself and all our donors especially! Locals in Fife will now see their own history restored to former glory.
The fundraiser is still open until the end of the week, if anyone would like to make up the last £50 we would greatly apprecaite. Any extra will go towards paint and restoration materials.
As we prepare for the season ahead, the planning for one of our biggest events is well underway.
The Leven Rally taking place on Sunday 28th June is now open for entries. If you have a vehicle or item you'd love to show for the chance of winning a trophy and prize from one of many classes, please do enter at https://www.fifeheritagerailway.co.uk/leven-rally
The Leven Rally sees over 100 vehicles from many categories compete to be the best from the rest. We see traction engines, classic and vintage cars, motorbikes, lorries and stationary engines. This along with regular train rides and other fun attractions sets it up to be a fun day for all of Leven!
Want to be involved but don't have a vehicle? We are always looking for a few pairs of hands to help us setting up the show and running on the day. Could you spare a little of your time to make this day even better? Drop us a message!
Fife Heritage Railway's cover photo
We reached our target!!! Thank you to everyone who has donated to the cause, we can now arrange transport for the little Burntisland Barclay to return to her home county. This truly is a Merry Christmas.
You can still donate if you wish, it would be greatly appreciated as any leftover or extra donations will count towards materials for the cosmetic overhaul. Such as a new smokebox door, paint and brushes to make it look as it was, back in the mid-1900's.
Fife Heritage Railway have some great news in time for Christmas.
Over the last few months we have been negotiating with our friends at Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway regarding the loan of a special little locomotive. We're happy to say in the last few days both parties trustees agreed to terms for the 10 year loan of Andrew Barclay 2046 from 1937. Also known an British Aluminium Company No.3 which worked it's whole life in Burntisland.
No.3 will come to us early next year for the purpose of cosmetic restoration and display at our site in Kirkland Yard, Leven.
We have set up an online fundraiser to help cover the cost of transport, we ask if anyone can spare some change to help us in the effort we would greatly appreciate getting this little loco back to Fife to be restored to former glory.
Because The Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society chose Wonderful.org to host its Appeal Page, 100% of donations will reach The Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society . Why not support the Bring the Barclay Back to Fife Appeal by making a donation via the Wonderful Organisation now?
Further to the above post here are the trains with broader availability:
12.00pm, 12.30pm, and 2.45pm.
Other afternoon trains have extremely limited availability so please do feel free to enquire via message about those as well. It will be mega helpful to tell us how many tickets you need in your message to speed up the process for you.
Well.... Santa has asked us to close the online booking office so the elves can get busy.
We do however have limited availability on some of the trains running tomorrow so if you've forgotten to book please contact us by message on here and we'll do our best to book you in.
Please remember however we're operating a running day today so replies will not be instant.
Hope to see you all soon!
Rise and shine, it’s mince pie time!
Trains running today from mid day until 3. No booking required, just turn up for some festive cheer!
Forth is all warmed up for the first service of the weekend, Santa is due to arrive Sunday, but who's coming to see us tomorrow for some mince pies and merriment?
We’re here on site preparing for the weekend. Trains running tomorrow from 12 all welcome! Mince pies, Christmas songs and trains.
Then we have Santa Sunday! Who’s bought their tickets??? There’s still time to book for Sunday at www.fifeheritagerailway.co.uk
Online booking for Santa Sunday closes tomorrow! Book now to avoid disappointment!
Saturday you can turn up without booking to enjoy a festive day of steam trains and mince pies (although Santa doesn't come to visit this day).
4 Days until Santa visits. Isn't Forth looking the best ever?
Santa visits on Sunday with gifts for all (yes, adults too)! Along with steam train rides, carol singing and other fun things to do! Book online only, now at www.fifeheritagerailway.co.uk
Already seen Santa elsewhere but want to enjoy a festive atmosphere with steam trains? On Saturday we are running a normal service mince pie special. Santa won't be in attendance this day, but we do have a ukulele band! Trains from 12 till 3 and no booking required for this day.
This Saturday and Sunday we’ll also be selling tickets for our annual Christmas raffle. Here is a taster of some of the prizes, a huge festive hamper and bottles of whiskey kindly donated by Diageo.
5 days until Santa, tickets still available at www.fifeheritagerailway.co.uk
Forth is getting a good hand wash to look sparkling for this weekend coming! Mince pie train on Saturday and Santa on Sunday!
6 days until Santa, the countdown is on!
This Sunday Santa comes to Kirkland, make sure you book your tickets online as we cannot promise a place on the day.
We'll have carol singing, mince pies, craft stalls and Santa himself dishing out presents for all (yes, parents too)! Plus a ride behind Forth, can we make it more Christmassy than last year?
Come and see for yourself, book online at www.fifeheritagerailway.co.uk
We also have places still available for traders wishing to have a stall on our Saturday Mince Pie event. If you'd like to sell your craft, please get in touch!
The countdown begins, trains running this weekend!!! Online booking for Sunday only. Please see the poster for more details on how you can have a fun Christmas at FHR!
Fife Heritage Railway's cover photo
Santa loves pups! Are you bringing yours to see the big man on Sunday 8th?
Presents for everyone! Book online at www.fifeheritagerailway.co.uk
Tickets are selling fast for Santas visit on Sunday 8th!
Booking is online only, you'll get a present from the big man himself and a ride on the steam train, plus all sorts of christmassy goings on! Visit https://www.fifeheritagerailway.co.uk/ to book your tickets now and avoid disappointment.
Also don't forget on Saturday 7th we are running trains too (but no visit from Santa and no online booking). There'll be stalls, games and Christmas music. Not to mention mince pies!
It's a stocking-stuffed weekend of fun.
Kirkland Yard, Burnmill Road
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