On Thursday 20th February 2020, the National Mining Museum Scotland proudly unveiled two newly restored locomotives.

The restoration project, funded by Museums Galleries Scotland, saw the Scottish Railway Preservation Society’s ‘Lady Victoria’ locomotive and the National Mining Museum Scotland’s ‘Ayrshire Barclay’ locomotive conserved, repaired and restored to their appropriate liveries.

The conservation was carried out by a dedicated team of experts and volunteers from SRPS. The project also provided opportunities for both museums’ youth groups to take part in conservation workshops and hands on restoration of the locos.

Both locomotives are now on display at the National Mining Museum Scotland.