Platform repairs for railway

Platform repairs are under way at the Caledonain Steam Railway after severe frost during the winter months left the railway with up to £14,000 in repair bills.

To help cover the costs of the repairs to the 163 year old station, the railway’s volunteers are hoping for some assistance in footing the bill.

Although work, being carried out by local contractor George Watson, has stated the railway can not return to being fully operational until the work is completed and an inspection is passed.

The Railway has recently extended the far end of the platform but much of the platform dates back to 1848 when the station itself first opened.

The railway applied to various trusts and organisations for funding and recently received a cheque for £5,000 from the Brechin Civic Trust to help with the replacing of essential stonework.

Since the railway as re-opened to the public in 1993, the railway attracts 20,000 visitors a year to events such as their “Day out with Thomas” and “Steam Sundays”.

For more information or to help with a donation contact the Brechin Steam Railway on 01356 622992.