Member Andy Milner recently visited the National Museum of Scotland and whilst admiring the locomotive ‘Ellesmere’ spotted the following on an information board: ‘Ellesmere continued to work at Howe Bridge until 1957, by which time it was, at 96, the oldest working steam locomotive in Britain. At the end of its working life the locomotive Read more about Did You Know…?[…]
The weather forecast for the 2nd January got worse as the day drew nearer and sure enough, on the day it rained heavily from mid morning. As a consequence only a few hardy individuals braved the wet & the mud around the temporary unloading facilities to run a locomotive. The locomotives came from the extensive Read more about New Year At Almondell…..[…]
The weather was unusually mild for the time of year and a good turn out of members was anticipated. We were not disappointed! Why, even Mrs Frosty paid us a visit. The recent rain had made things a little (!) muddy underfoot in places, but this did nothing the dampen the enthusiasm & happy atmosphere Read more about Post Christmas Steam Up At Almondell….[…]
Our Christmas party was well attended. In the warm, convivial atmosphere of the Heritage Centre members quickly entered into the seasonal spirit. In the kitchen Roddy had the tea urn on the boil & the mince pies warming in the oven. The meeting room was busy with members choosing their favourite picture for the photo Read more about At The Ball, That’s All![…]
Recently Alastair hosted a group from the Queensferry Photographic Group at Almondell who spent several hours pointing & clicking away at all sorts of things. It is interesting to see how others see Almondell, to which end three of the group have submitted a small selection of their photographs for the website. Click to enlarge Read more about Through The Eye Of The Lens…..[…]
Another ‘Santa Special’ running at Bo’ness courtesy of Robert’s ‘Morning Star’. Despite the weather Callum & Ken safely carried 160 passengers.
The first Santa event at Bo’ness this year turned out to be a cold affair. With temperatures down to -5⁰ C steam effects were assured as were cold feet & hands! ‘Grace’ proved to be a dab hand at producing beautiful smoke rings in the chilled air and despite the cold, trade was steady until Read more about Where’s Sandy?[…]
Paul submitted this interesting video of his 7¼” locomotive running around the Comrie / Oban loop at Almondell. Enjoy the trip & look at the progress we have made. Click on the image to watch the video.
As promised by Mark at last years AGM, 2019’s would be in our own Heritage & Museum building. And it was! Despite the absolutely foul night with torrential rain, flooding & strong winds 34 members turned up to enjoy the luxury of our own premises. Still to be painted internally, none the less it was Read more about The 2019 AGM[…]
Sunday, 10th November was Remembrance Sunday and Robert had organised a wee event “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts”. Having a miniature railway at Almondell it was felt appropriate to focus on the contribution made by the Railway Operating Read more about The R.O.D.[…]