Scottish Railway Preservation Society

The Scottish Railway Preservation Society originally set up camp at Falkirk, where they had preserved two examples of Scottish steam: a North British 0-6-0 Maude, and a Caledonian Railway 0-4-4T, as well as an LNER 4-4-0 Morayshire.

Between my two visits to the SRPS in 1980 and then in 1986, the Scottish Railway Preservation Society had moved camp to Borrowstounness (usually abbreviated to just Bo'ness), to a fragment of line now called the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway. The day I was there in June 1986 was the one day of decent weather we had all year!

My Visit in 1980

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  • Date : 24 Aug 1980, catalogued 09 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10327
  • Description : A Barclay 0-6-0T at Falkirk.


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  • Date : 24 Aug 1980, catalogued 09 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10332
  • Description : A Caledonian radial six-wheel guard's van at Falkirk.


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  • Date : 24 Aug 1980, catalogued 09 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10328
  • Description : A Barclay 0-6-0T and LNER 4-4-0Morayshireat Falkirk.


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  • Date : 24 Aug 1980, catalogued 09 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10326
  • Description : This 0-6-0 loco was built at Cowlairs in 1891, and saw service on the Western Front during World War 1. In honour of this service, several of these locos were named after military figures: in this case, Lt-Gen Sir Stanley Maude. At the time preserved by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society at its base in Falkirk, this loco is now on display in the Scottish Railway Exhibition.


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  • Date : 24 Aug 1980, catalogued 09 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10329
  • Description : Another view ofMaudeat Falkirk.


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  • Date : 24 Aug 1980, catalogued 10 Mar 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 10333
  • Description : Another view ofMaudeat Falkirk.


My Visit in 1986

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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 13 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14604
  • Description : The Bo'ness Iron Foundry once had sufficient rail traffic to warrant a siding connection -- but not any more.


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 07 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14594
  • Description : The gardeners at SRPS do the railway proud!


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 13 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14607
  • Description : The railway scene at Kinneil.


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 07 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14588
  • Description : A beautifully restored Caledonian Railway 0-4-4T number 419 on the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway. This locomotive is described in more detail at its own page on the SRPS museum page.


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 07 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14589
  • Description : The author's wife and youngest son pose with CR419 at Bo'ness.


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 07 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14590
  • Description : 419 choofs past while shunting.


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 07 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14595
  • Description : CR419 takes water at Bo'ness.


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 07 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14597
  • Description : CR419 takes water at Bo'ness.


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 07 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14599
  • Description : CR419 is framed against the wrought iron footbridge at Bo'ness, while she does some shunting.


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 13 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14600
  • Description : More shunting at Bo'ness -- this picture taken from the wrought iron bridge.


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 13 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14602
  • Description : Having completed her shunting, CR419 is framed once again against the wrought iron footbridge at Bo'ness


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 13 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14606
  • Description : CR419 poses at Kinneil


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  • Date : Jun 1986, catalogued 13 Nov 1999
  • Photographer : John Hurst
  • Medium : Kodachrome, slide number 14608
  • Description : An 1899 Barclay 0-4-0T at Kinneil being checked over by the author's son.


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