Special Exhibition at the Museum – From Scotland to the Somme
From Scotland to the Somme
This exhibition tells the story of the part that Scotland’s railways played in the First World War. At home, railways moved troops north to Scapa Flow and took wounded soldiers home in Ambulance trains, while dealing with additional, often complex freight requirements.
Ambulance trains operated behind the scenes at the different fronts and many Scottish locomotives, including the SRPS’s own Maude, were used abroad.
Visitors are also encouraged to take part in our commemorative art project, to create a poppy to mark each of the Scottish railwaymen who never came back from the war.
This exhibition is part of the visitor experience at The Museum of Scottish Railways, open 7 days a week from 24 March to 28th October and special events in November and December.
“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