Station Visitors 2018

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Station Visitors 2018

Winter Diesel Gala 2018 – 29th December

This year’s visitors (class 56 and a class 66) where courtesy of Colas & DRS also running for the first time since its repaint was 47643 supported by 27001, 37703  class126 DMU


Autumn Steam Gala 2018 – The Caledonian Reunion 2nd to 4th November

The Gala featured the return of well loved CR No. 419 and visiting locomotive CR No. 828 from Strathspey Railway. This was the first time in preservation that two Caledonian Railway locos have met.



Battery Power!

A very special new train has been visiting the B&KR line over the last few days (October 10 – 12th) showing the advances being made in battery power motion. The British Rail Class 230 or D-train built by Vivarail is a diesel electric multiple unit that can run solely on battery power. Its green credentials does not stop with its propulsion, the units are converted London Underground D78 stock originally manufactured in the 1980’s by Metro Cammell. Vivarail’s conversion re-uses the D78’s aluminium bodyshells, traction motors and bogies, and pairs them with new propulsion systems and interiors.


1st to 3rd June SRPS Railtour ‘Route & Branches’

Class 37 37067 Passing through Birkhill on its way back to Bo’ness with the two guest locos (class 37 – 37025 & class 86401) which will be coupled up to the SRPS railtour stock ready for the weekend tour around the central belt

21st April SRPS Railtour ‘Forth Circle’ Support Loco – Leander

Jubliee Class 45690 ‘Leander’ on the rear of the 10:45am Bo’ness to Manuel train on the 22nd April on its way home after supporting the Forth Circle Railtour steam special the day before.