Scottish Railway Preservation Society Collections pages

Welcome to the Scottish Railway Preservation Society on-line Catalogue

CR locomotive 419, pulling an SRPS scheduled train at Bo'ness

Our collection is based at Bo’ness, on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, sixteen miles west of Edinburgh. The picture above shows some of our star railway vehicles. We also have a significant object and archive collection, illustrating the history of railways in Scotland, a history which of course is still being written.

Bo’ness is the terminus of the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, where the collection can be seen in action. Most of the railway heritage items not currently operating are displayed in the Museum of Scottish Railways, or in our new vehicle display area, beside Bo'ness Station. Some items are kept in buildings which do not have public access, but there are occasional guided tours to these - check the main SRPS website for further details.

This website presents the SRPS railway collection, and will take you into the world of Scottish railways. Details of the website editor and authors are available on the About this Site page. We welcome constructive comments, corrections and additional information. Please use the Feedback Form.

We were awarded full Accreditation status, as the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, on 30th April 2009. The award demonstrates that we have achieved defined national standards relating to governance, visitor services and collection management. Our collection has also been recognised through the Scottish Government Recognition Scheme as being of national significance.

new item NEW for 2019: Explore our small object collection by clicking here and discover the thousands of objects in our collection from photographs to signs and costume to publicity posters. This website is under development and will be frequently updated so please check back for updates.

Go to Collections Introduction page
Recognised Collections page, Scottish Museums Council website(opens in a new window)