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Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust SCIO

Polmuir Avenue Aberdeen

AB11 7WE

Tel: 01467 620840


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What we do

The Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust (FRHT) was set-up in 2007 to take over the remaining building and turntable of the former Ferryhill locomotive depot, restore it and transform the site into a working railway heritage site for the North East of Scotland. The FRHT became a charity in 2008 to restore to use the adjacent sites which are owned respectively by Network Rail and Aberdeen City Council. A restored turntable would provide the essential turning facility for the largest steam locomotives in the UK, and thus promote Aberdeen as a destination for steam rail tours. Provision can also be made for locomotive fuel and water and basic maintenance on the site. The ambition for the FRHT is to turn the shed into a working museum. The FRHT owns a number of items of workshop machinery that it uses to provide maintenance facilities for the steam locomotive at the RDRPS railway at Crathes, near Banchory. The FRHT also owns material handling equipment that will assist in any restoration. A Wickham Trolley, used for track inspection, is under restoration. There is a proposal to use this on one of the sidings to provide rides. There are a number of ex-GNSR carriages stored in the shed and it is intended that visitors to the shed would be able to observe restoration work on these coaches and thus encourage participation.
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