The Creeky Tree Still Standing

Well it was good to see that for once Birkhill came out of the stormy weather mainly unscathed apart from the platform being covered in branches and puddles of water everywhere! All the embankment trees are still standing including the ‘Creeky Tree’ which lost one trunk section a few years ago just missing the Clay Mine Hutch display. Hopefully we may see a spell of calm & warm weather so that much needed pre running season work can get completed.

Birkhill Development Fund Raise 2024

We are all experiencing the financial pressures of high energy prices and continuing very high Inflation rates that affect everything we do and as so it is hard to ask many of you once again to support another programme of works at the railway.

So please  can you donate is as much or as little as possible to help complete the development of the 2nd Platform, the ex West Calder Footbridge and the refurbishment of the existing platform and station building.

You can donate through the following link and thank you for your continuing support;!/DonationDetails


North Pole South 2023

Snow arrived at Birkhill and the surrounding area just in time to create a little panic before the first Santa runs of 2023, but as always the society’s volunteers pulled out all the stops and got the show on the tracks, the schedule was a bit behind but hopefully didnt spoil the atmosphere that Santa brings to young and old alike with the added bonus of the white stuff!.

2023 Painting Complete

The final section of the north side has now been repainted. Work will commence on the South Side in 2024 as soon as the weather is right for painting. It is a hard slog trying to paint in good conditions and juggling with the running season and special events but that’s how it goes!

Nearly There!

In between running days painting maintenance continues on the station build. It is hope to complete the north side in the next month, holidays and running days permitting!