First work on erecting the central partition which features a sliding door of the saloon of Barnum no.228 is helping to solve quite a number of detail issues which have been complicated by the lack of the original drawings. While the doors themselves are relatively straight forward in their build, the challenge comes with the…Details
It’s an offer that we just cannot refuse – revealed at the Trust’s AGM a few weeks ago. We have a most welcome offer of sponsorship to refurbish four of the Barnum bogies by a well-known specialist rail engineering firm – to take them away and overhaul them to recognised rail industry standards for passenger…Details
Welcome no our new brochure detailing a history of our Victorian gem no.946 and its meticulous 15 year restoration.
We have the end plates, painted up with anti-corrosion protective, we have the measurements sorted ready for pre-drilling. The next step is to fill holes gouged out of the main steel frames before the first stage body lift is extended to ease the insertion of the new plates which will then be bolted onto the…Details
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Taken from high above in the Malmaison Hotel on the Water Front at Leith, is our stunning “photograph of the year – 2018”, at that very moment when the assembled company, led by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, at the Eve of Armistice Service, saluted the fallen of the Great War. The 6-wheel Memorial Carriage…Details
Nunckley Hill – 12 November – Armistice 100+1 – This tour is done. This 6-wheel 130 year old hardly turned a wheel – yet managed to cross half of England and a quarter of Scotland and back, some 600 miles and more to take part in Eve of Armistice and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies in Leith…Details
Here’s a selection of photos from the truly amazing Sheffield & Leith Armistice Centenary Events with Quintinshill Memorial Carriage No.946 on display for the special Commemoration Service. Our deepest thanks to all attendees and those that made this event possible.
Saturday 10 November 2018 – On the eve of the Centenary of the Armistice of the Great War 1918 – What a highly charged day. Leith families turned out in hundreds to experience for themselves the type of carriage in which Grandfathers, great Uncles and friends had died at Quintinshill, in the worst rail disaster…Details