Bo'ness lies on the
Firth of Forth to the West of Edinburgh. It is the home of the
Scottish Railway Preservation Society.
SRPS operates long
distance rail tours in Scotland to Kyle of Lochalsh and other
destinations. It also operates steam and diesel trains from
Bo'ness to Birkhill where visitors can tour the local fireclay mine.
Here, visitors to one of
the 'Thomas the Tank Engine' weekends on 7 August
2005 stand at the end of the platform awaiting the departure of the
final train of the afternoon. Earlier trains during the day
were hauled by Thomas. This one is to be hauled by a