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.