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💥 GUY FAWKES 5th of November💥

One week to go until Remember Remember the 5th of November 💣
We will be running trains in the park, weather permitting 🤞🏻 with at least one steam locomotive, hauling passengers, running from approximately 17:30 -21:00 ⏰

Come and experience the railway in the dark illuminated by fairy lights and coloured floodlights around the track, while the bonfire 🔥 and Fireworks display is taking place up the hill in the park.

‼️ The bonfire and fireworks display is run and organised by the local Roundtable with the bonfire being lit around 19.00hrs – see their website for informationℹ️‼️

Rides on the trains for this evening will be by donation bucket 🪣 at our entrance gate in the park.

Thank you from all of us at the Wee Train 🚂

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Surprise, Surprise !


We have managed to muster a few hardy volunteers and can now run the trains on SUNDAY 16th and WEDNESDAY 19th of October from 12 until 4pm. we will makes plans for next weekend later in the week if the weather forecasts and volunteer numbers allow us to run.

Hopefully see some of you there on these extra days

From all of us at the Wee Train 🚂

Open Day Extravaganza


On Saturday the 8th of October we had an Open Day for all the clubs in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 and the North of England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 to come and visit us at Strathaven park and for them to run their Wee trains.
We also had an official opening ceremony for our new raised track extension which now flows around the park following our existing ground track.
After four years track is completed at last (two years covid restrictions did not help).

We can now use this track for all our members to run their own or club locomotives around. This track will not be used for public passenger hauling.

We have so many people to thank 🙏🏻 for supporting this project along with many of the club members who contributed their time and effort to complete this latest project.

From all of us at The WEE train 🚂

Oh what fun we had !

Leaving from Strathaven Central Soon !

🎁 Special Delivery Today 🎁

Earlier this weeek we took delivery of three new dual purpose carriages at the park .
These four foot long 5″ gauge carriages can be used on both the ground or raised track-see pictures attached.
They are supplied by Abbots Model Engineering.

We are looking forward to using these new carriages in the near future with our club locomotives.

The Wee Train is Now Mostly Hibernating

🚂 Just a reminder that we are now closed at weekends until Easter 2023.
However we will hopefully see you all during the bonfire night celebrations 💥 in strathaven park in November and we may be able to run a few extra days during the October school holiday, weather permitting.

We’ll keep you posted 🚂

We are still Running

🚂 Where has the year gone?
We are now fast approaching our last weekend of the season 😢, the Glasgow September weekend running over Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th, weather permitting 🌞☔️ from lunchtime through to 16.30 on each day.

It is hoped that we may also manage a couple of days during the October school holiday week 🤞🏻
Our last day of running will be on the 5th of November for Guy Fawkes night 💥 running from late afternoon until 8.30 pm or thereabouts, all weather dependent.

From all of us at the Wee Train 🚂

Extended Raised Track Opening Soon

Thank you to all the members and the suppliers of material or services over the last two years that have supported the railway with our project to extend the raised track .

We are almost finished, the track has finally been secured in place with resin and threaded rod anchors, just a few final little tweaks and we will be ready to run.
Over the next week or two new edging will be fitted around the new section of track and grey chips will fill in the space between the pillars.

We are about to hold our annual Open Track Weekend on the 8th and 9th of October, where we intend inviting the key suppliers of material and services as we officially open the new track.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has assisted with this mammoth task which was made all the harder by having to deal with Covid restrictions.

From all of us at the Wee Train 🚂

Initial Testing

Oh Bother !

☔️🌧 Due to the weather forecast for today, (Sunday 4th) we’ve taken the decision to cancel tomorrow’s running.

We’ll see you again next weekend when hopefully the weather will be kinder to us all 🚂

Wasn’t the Balloon Festival Grand ?

🚂 THANK YOU 👏🏻 to everyone who supported the Wee Train over the weekend of the Balloon Festival.
We ran a record amount of trains over the weekend 😳 hauling passengers from early morning through to eight o’clock on Saturday and Sunday evenings. 😴💤

We wish to thank you for your patience as we worked our way through the queues as safely and as quickly as possible. 👍🏻
It was great to see so many happy children of all ages enjoy their ride on the railway.

Please come back again soon 🥺, our official running season finishes on Monday the 26th of September. Thereafter there may be one or two operating days during the school holiday week.🤞🏻

Thank you from all of us at the Wee Train.🚂

Ballons and Trains – what’s not to like ?

Up, Up and Away !


🎈 We have finished all the preparation work and are ready to run our trains over the Balloon Festival weekend.
We commenced yesterday at 4pm till 8pm (but the weather was poor andthe balloons didn’t fly). 👏🏻

Full running Today and Sunday from 10.00am till 20.00hrs.

Look out 👀 for different carriages and “Lancashire Lad” , one of our members’ steam locomotives pulling passengers.

To help speed up entry a cash bucket 🪣 and our card machine for payment will be in use with no tickets issued.

Gus our friendly Gorilla 🦍 will not be driving 🤭 but on display somewhere around the track.

Enjoy the weekend 🥳 and have fun at all that is on within the park over the weekend .

From the Wee Train 🚂

Look out for Gus and Lancashire Lad
And Eva of course !