The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Who we are
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society was formed in 1961 and now has over 1350 members. It has wide experience of preserving Scotland’s railway heritage with members carrying out restoration work on its large collection of railway equipment. Stock includes locomotives from the Caledonian and North British Railway companies, the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER), British Railways (BR) and many industrial railways, as well as a wide selection of coaches and wagons.
The Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway has been developed since 1979 on a reclaimed site on the south shore of the Firth of Forth and now welcomes over 60,000 visitors aboard nostalgic steam and heritage diesel trains and through the doors of Scotland’s largest railway museum every year.
The Museum of Scottish Railways is three large buildings full of historic locomotives, carriages and wagons, as well as models, displays and photographs telling the history of building, operating and using railways in Scotland. The Museum is recognised by Museums Galleries Scotland as being of national importance to Scotland.
As a registered charity, we look to our members and the public to financially support our operations. You can make a general donation to Support the Scottish Railway Preservation Society, or contribute towards a specific project appeal, including: