Railway Blogs

Bank Holiday on the Wee Train

The sun is shining 🌞 and the railway will be open all three days of this bank holiday weekend.
At least one steam engine will feature each afternoon hauling passengers around our track. πŸ‘πŸ»

New opening times 11am to 4.30pm, maybe slightly later if we are busy in the park.

Come along and have a ride around the oldest miniature railway track in Scotland 74 years young πŸ₯°

From all of us at the Wee Train πŸš‚

Art Attack Track

We’d like to thank Artianne for coming back and refreshing the original mural on the kiosk which had sun and water damage.
This will now be varnished to preserve this artwork for the future.

While Anne was visiting the park, we commissioned her to paint a new mural on the sidewall of our station building. This has been completed this evening, again our thanks to artianne for this vibrant addition to our kiosk. πŸ₯°

Who’s Birthday is it Today ?


It’s a very special day today at Strathaven Miniature Railway in Strathaven Park. Our oldest loco on the oldest miniature railway in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 is 74 years old today πŸŽ‰

Margaret has been pulling passengers around the tracks in the park since the 14th of May 1949 😱


Up to steam pressure and ready to take passengers on some nostalgic journeys around our railway..!

This is testament to our team of volunteers who have kept her maintained and in pristine condition all these years. πŸ‘πŸ»

Today is a day to definitely get to the railway if you can.
Fingers crossed the weather holds for our old girls birthday πŸ€žπŸ»πŸš‚

The Festivities Continue !

πŸ‘‘ Coronation Sunday πŸ‘‘

We will be setting up early again today and we hope to see plenty more visitors to the railway during the rest of the coronation extended weekend πŸ‘‘

Our special commemorative badges are still on sale but not many left – still at Β£2.00 each.

We will still have all the flags πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ and bunting out ready to continue this a memorable weekend in fine style.

Below you can see some pictures from yesterday, we had one very excited train load of children all with their own flags and in the case of the girls, tiaras as well πŸ‘Έ

A very royal train indeed πŸ₯°

We will be open from 11.00am weather permitting 🀞🏻🌞

From all of us at the Wee Train πŸš‚

We Are All Ready to Go

πŸ‘‘ Coronation Day is Here πŸ‘‘

Flags πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ are flying and the trains are ready.
We are running from now until 4.30pm (weather permitting) so get along to Strathaven Park if you can.
We have our commemorative badges on sale today, if you’d like one just ask one of the volunteers πŸš‚

2nd May Bank Holiday Weekend !

πŸ‘‘ Coronation Weekend πŸ‘‘

We will be open all three days of the bank holiday weather permitting🀞🏻
Our new opening times are 11am to 16.30pm, on all three days.

Remember to purchase your limited edition (only 250 made) Coronation Badge, only Β£2.00 each, while stocks last.
If the weather is kind to us at the weekend (if not bring your wellies, raincoats, sou’westers, etc.) we hope to have Margaret and Eva in steam over the three days πŸ₯°

Looking forward to seeing you at the railway this long weekend.

From all of us at the Wee Train πŸš‚

No Such thing as Bad Weather – Only Wrong Clothes !


We will be open all three days of the bank holiday weather permitting. πŸ‘πŸ»
Our new opening times are 11:00 am to 16:30 pm, on all three days. 😊

Remember and purchase your limited edition Coronation Badge, only Β£2.00, while stocks last. πŸ‘‘

Look out for an exciting piece of news in the coming weeks about our locomotives. πŸ‘€

Looking forward to seeing you at the railway this weekend. πŸ‘‹πŸ»

From all oif us at the Wee Train πŸš‚

King Charles III Badges

🏡️ Coronation Day 🏡️

As the trains will be running on Coronation Day 6th May πŸ‘‘, we will commemorative badges available to purchase for Β£2 each from now onwards. Just a little momento of a trip on the wee train πŸš‚ on a special day.
Ask any of the volunteers if you’d like to buy one.

We’ll be running on Saturday and Sunday this weekend from 12 until 4.30pm (weather permitting)

See you there πŸš‚

Aren’t they smashing ?
Will our new King come and have a ride on the Wee Trains ?

Happy Easter

🌞 The Sun is SHINING 🌞 and we are ready for the Easter holiday weekend 🐣

Running will commence on Saturday at 12:00 and keep going till 16:30. If we are ready earlier, we’ll start then.

Similar running times on Sunday and Monday weather permitting 🀞🏻 please check our Facebook page if in doubt.

The Wee Train and friends are looking forward to seeing new and regular customers over the weekend πŸ‘‹πŸ»

Colouring pages available for the youngsters until they are finished πŸ–οΈπŸ–ΌοΈ

From all at the Wee Train. πŸš‚

And We’re Off

πŸ₯³First Weekend of the railwayπŸ₯³

Thank you to all our visitors to the park and to the Low Parks Museum over the weekend – see all the ‘fun of the fair’ below 😁

It was good to see regular supporters of the railway and new customers over the two days πŸ₯°
It was also good to hear that visitors to the museum also visited the park to see the big locos in action pulling passengers around our track in the park.

We look forward to seeing you all again hopefully in the near future πŸ‘‹πŸ»

We will be open the Easter weekend Saturday, Sunday AND MONDAY from noon to 16.30 weather permitting 🌞🀞🏻

From all of us at the “Wee Train” πŸš‚