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Posted: Wednesday 16 April, 2008

by Rosemary at 1:46pm in Anything goes 3 comments Add your own

I bought the local rags today (as I do every week); both had double page articles about the re-opening of the Alloa-Stirling railway in May. This is a huge project for Clackmannanshire - the railway to Alloa closed about 40 years ago (I vaguely remember it) - and is seen a a major factor in the ongoing regeneration of this area.

The first trains will run, courtesy of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society, on the 15th May. There will be two trains that afternoon making the journey to Stirlinga nd back. The outward train will be pulled by a steam locomotive, "The Great Marquess" and the return journey will be hauled by a Deltic diesel "Royal Scots Grey".

There is to be a community fayre on Saturday 17th May in Greenfield Park and the first "proper" trains will run from Monday 19th May. It's all very exciting!

All we need now is for Alloa Athletic to secure promotion to the Scottish First Division! Come on, Wasps!

Comments

claire

Friday 18 April, 2008 at 10:08pm

lets take Smokey to see what he thinks of the trains. . . .

Rosemary

Friday 18 April, 2008 at 10:17pm

Hmm. Let's not - although it would get a few more ponds off him! Acyually, two passed me while I was walking the dogs the other day and they are remarkably quiet. It's this new electricity stuff!

Scooby

Wednesday 23 April, 2008 at 12:19pm

Hmmm I wonder when the link Alloa to Chester will open? ;-)

Good for Clacks, hope it brings much positiveness, tourism, jobs, and NVQ candidates to the area ;-)

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