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Peter Grant MP recently visited the Fife Heritage Railway centre, based in Methil to see first-hand the impressive work that they do in maintaining a local presence and knowledge of Fife’s rail history. The centre is run by the Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society and it aims to showcase the heritage of the railways of Fife.

The local MP was met by two of the main volunteers and was given a tour of their main warehouse and shown the heritage centre’s three main trains, which they have maintained and restored themselves.

Mr Grant even got to enjoy reliving his childhood by getting to play conductor on one of the old steam trains, just before he was shown the tools and custom-made machinery that the centre uses on their stock.

Commenting, Peter Grant MP said:

“This is an impressive facility and is something that we’re lucky to have on our doorstep. The time, effort and money that is put in to maintaining this in our community is admirable and a huge thank you goes to everyone who volunteers here.

“Although the summer holidays are now over, this is a definite visit that needs to be on every parent’s list.”

The Fife Heritage Railway centre is open weekly, Tuesday and Saturday, 11am – 5pm. They also have themed open days on the last Saturday of each month. Full details can be found here:

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