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.
During the summer months, Birkhill was used as a set to film scenes in the BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s thriller ‘Murder is Easy’ which was recently screened on the 27th & 28th December. It is still available to watch on BBC iPlayer;
The first Black Bun special of the year to arrive at Birkhill was treated to a wintery scene with snow falling as the train pulled into the station!
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;
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!.
Following on from there article earlier in the year, the Courier has published a second article about the Monifieth Station and the building that was saved and eventually became Birkhill.