It’s the rail thing after 20 years

A traction engine, recalling the days of steam travel, at the Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society open day.
A traction engine, recalling the days of steam travel, at the Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society open day.
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THE Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society (KFRPS) celebrated its 20th birthday on Sunday with an open doors day at its Kirkland marshalling yard base in Leven.

The event aimed to celebrate the last couple of decades of KFRPS’ endeavors in creating a heritage railway and transport museum, as well as raising awareness of its hopes for the years ahead and the need to encourage support.

“We hope the more people who can see the good work we are doing in restoring Scotland’s and, more accurately, Fife’s railway heritage, the more they will be inclined to help support our cause, “said member Jon Arnott.

Sunday’s event offered rides on the diesel engine ‘River Eden’, while there were other vintage transport vehicles and activities for all the family to enjoy.

KFRPS, now a registered charity, was formed in 1992 to run a preservation site in Fife, intended to take over, operate and maintain the preserved railway items formerly used at the Lochty Railway, which was due to close.

Our pictures show a traction engine on display, recalling the days of steam power, while Kennoway youngsters Ethan Page (left) and Isaac Page take a look at the model engines.