SCOTLAND’S OLDEST

πŸš‚ Scotland’s oldest miniature railway, is now in Strathaven Park! πŸš‚

We are now the oldest continuously operated track with our first running day on the 14th of May 1949 (72 years). We replace Kerr’s Railway in Arbroath, who closed last year after 82 years, as the oldest track in Scotland. We also still have the original locomotive built by David Scott and Gavin Hamilton. This Loco being our 2-6-0 Mogul (Margaret), which has been rebuilt twice in her lifetime by members of the Strathaven Model Society Ltd who operate the railway in the park. She is mainly on display but can be seen in steam on special occasions throughout the year.

Looking forward to seeing all our old friends at the park from the 1st of May which should be our first running day for 2021.

Social distancing rules will still apply as previously used last year. πŸš‚

As always, thank you for your continued support

14th of May 1949 first day of operation in Strathaven park next to the old putting green

14th of May 1949 first day of operation in Strathaven park next to the ol

Gavin Hamilton and David Scott jointly built Margaret our 2-6-0 Mogul locomotive seen here on the very first day 14th of May 1949
David Scott driving Margaret Glasgow Fair holidays 1950
Local man John Wilson ran the railway single handed through much of the 1960s

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