little plum wrote:Here's 2 from bobbydargs collection.
The older 3trs, hi-hmm, will remember the original location of the miniature railway was on the right hand side of the rec brae as you went down. I'm sure the images posted are at the newer location on the quarry side, just wondering, when did this take place. Yes I know it was at the time of the new housing development, when did this development start.
Incomer wrote:Early seventies as far as I can remember possibly 1972
little plum wrote:Incomer wrote:Early seventies as far as I can remember possibly 1972
Incomer, that sounds about right. I know the cricket pavilion etc was still in existence in the late 60's.
Wee Ali, the steam engine and rolling stock was hand made by the model engineering section of the Ardeer Recreation Club. It's quite possible that the engineering section attended local events for demonstration purposes , after all , someone would know someone and it would add to the attraction at a gala/fete.
As a wee aside, I wonder what happened to the steam engine. I hope it was rescued by a farsighted individual and is tucked away in someones loft to be rediscovered in the future.
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