Landslip Repairs Now Underway
It is really great to report that the landslip repair on our railway line just before Birkhill is underway.
It seems a very long time now since the evening of Tuesday 11th and the early hours of Wednesday 12th August, when much of Scotland was battered by severe thunderstorms and we suffered multiple landslips along approximately a mile-long stretch of the railway.
Thanks to the generous support shown by our members and visitors for our ‘Emergency Landslide Appeal’, we are able to work towards re-opening the railway again from Bo’ness to Manuel. Thank you again to you to all who contributed to the appeal.
As always, please remember that although our railway site is closed and we are not operating public trains for visitors, we need to run trains along our tracks for essential maintenance tasks and to access the area of the landslips. Stay safe and do not go on the train tracks.
Here are some photos of the progress
“This hidden gem is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The staff are really friendly and looked after us as we boarded a beautiful steam train, we saw heritage diesels too. The sights, smells and sounds really took us back in time. After a browse around the excellent Museum of Scottish Railways and a bite to eat in the Station Buffet we all agreed we would recommend it to everyone and we would definitely be back.”
Mr P Gray, Falkirk
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The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Operators of Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways
Scottish Charity No. SC002375