Lochty Private Railway Documentary

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Well then, over the last year I had been making a small documentary regarding a line that as a Fifer has always fascinated me...the Lochty Private Railway.
I know some of you will be aware of this railway but the rest, I have decided to make something to tell (mostly) the story of the LPR. I do have to thank many of the archive film and photos to help make this possible and the rare footage of No.9 being transported to and from Lochty is a must to view if you are a fan of the locomotive. Anyway I plan to do more with a sequel regarding the FHR if this is successful enough and I hope you enjoy this little thing I made.
 
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Well then, over the last year I had been making a small documentary regarding a line that as a Fifer has always fascinated me...the Lochty Private Railway.
I know some of you will be aware of this railway but the rest, I have decided to make something to tell (mostly) the story of the LPR. I do have to thank many of the archive film and photos to help make this possible and the rare footage of No.9 being transported to and from Lochty is a must to view if you are a fan of the locomotive. Anyway I plan to do more with a sequel regarding the FHR if this is successful enough and I hope you enjoy this little thing I made.
Well done!
 

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Well then, over the last year I had been making a small documentary regarding a line that as a Fifer has always fascinated me...the Lochty Private Railway.
Excellent, congratulations on producing such an informative film about this railway which many will not have heard of, and thank you for providing me with a trip down memory lane.

Having travelled behind the A4s three or four times a year in the early / mid sixties I was interested to re-discover no9 at her new home in Fife and visited twice, the first time when only the Observation car was in service and a second time when the BSO had been added making a two coach train. EDIT Aside from my A4 interest I found your illustrated history of the line very interesting.

Whilst I was aware the line had continued to operate after the return of main line steam I did not make any further visits, no9 was the attraction, but well done to the hardy band of volunteers who kept it going for so long.

I was particularly interested to see the ex BA Burntisland Peckett no.1, having on one occasion found a vantage point on the other side of the main line and watched it shunt bauxite wagons in the sidings. With it's copper capped chimney and dome I thought it was a really attractive engine and often wondered what happened to it - and now I know.

The next time I am in Fife I will make a point of visiting the KFRPS whose efforts are to be applauded.

Once again well done, and thank you very much.

P.S. - another point of personal interest is that my (late) uncle was a classmate of John Cameron at school!
 
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Well done, I enjoyed that. I visited the LPR in the seventies, although after no.9 had left, it was good to see the story of how 'The Lochty' came about.
 

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Excellent, congratulations on producing such an informative film about this railway which many will not have heard of, and thank you for providing me with a trip down memory lane.

Having travelled behind the A4s three or four times a year in the early / mid sixties I was interested to re-discover no9 at her new home in Fife and visited twice, the first time when only the Observation car was in service and a second time when the BSO had been added making a two coach train. EDIT Aside from my A4 interest I found your illustrated history of the line very interesting.

Whilst I was aware the line had continued to operate after the return of main line steam I did not make any further visits, no9 was the attraction, but well done to the hardy band of volunteers who kept it going for so long.

I was particularly interested to see the ex BA Burntisland Peckett no.1, having on one occasion found a vantage point on the other side of the main line and watched it shunt bauxite wagons in the sidings. With it's copper capped chimney and dome I thought it was a really attractive engine and often wondered what happened to it - and now I know.

The next time I am in Fife I will make a point of visiting the KFRPS whose efforts are to be applauded.

Once again well done, and thank you very much.

P.S. - another point of personal interest is that my (late) uncle was a classmate of John Cameron at school!
Thank you for your kind comments and interested to hear your time there! I do myself volunteer with the KFRPS and thanks to them I gained all the history I needed, especially Peter Westwater who's old footage and knowledge of the LPR were vital to make this possible. Speaking about Peckett No.1, we now have on loan from the SRPS her fellow Burntisland work colleague No.3 (here you can see her) which is currently being cosmetically restored though there is the opition to restore it to working order. Either way it's nice to see that a Fife engine has returned home to Fife after many decades on the other side of the Forth. Hope to see you in time!
Well done, I enjoyed that. I visited the LPR in the seventies, although after no.9 had left, it was good to see the story of how 'The Lochty' came about.
Thank you, glad to hear you enjoyed the story :)
 

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Very informative little video. I visited Lochty 8 years ago when I was holidaying in Fife - I identified railway remains on an OS map in what appeared to be the middle of nowhere so I drove up there to have a look if there was anything left. AFAIR there were still a few odds and ends lying around but not a whole lot. I will have to dig out the photos. At that time I had no idea about the history of the line so I did some basic research when I was back home. Thanks to your video I now know even more. I recently enough tried to encourage Paul Whitewick to visit but I don't think ex-freight only-cum-private heritage railways quite fit into his All the Disused Stations bag!
 
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