Welcome To The
Hello and welcome to the 'J-Files', which are an archive of pictures and information about the preservation projects I am involved with. In some cases I own the preserved item, and in other cases I am a co-owner, and some are owned by my friends, but whatever the actual ownership, we all help look after all of them!
absolute favourite diesel railway locomotive type is the BRCW Type 2 known
as the Class 26. So (with help) I bought one! Find out about how 26040 made
it into preservation and what has happened since!
High Or Low?
Well both really, as my first stab at bus preservation in 1994 was a share in an
ex-Fife Bristol Lodekka bus, which is definitely a high vehicle, but is very low for a
double-decker! Travel in style with
Coming from Clackmannanshire I couldn't resist preserving an ex-Alexanders Midland bus, It might not be the
cutest 'big cat' in captivity, but may well be the rarest, for
it might just be the last Y-Type Tiger Cub !
friend Alistair had always wanted to own a JCB, so when he discovered an old
1970s one was for sale, he couldn't resist it! He was good enough to let me have
a small share in it (doubtless to ensure my help restoring it!), so drop by for
a look at MSC103T !
Bound For Valhalla?
but it is a Viking - in this case a totally Scottish one! Meet FNV
15 - Our Albion Viking!
For us, trains on the move isn't a regular occurrence,
but by September 2002 it was long overdue. Visit this special section about the
two September days that 26040 and the rest off our rolling stock were
'Fleet' By Name...
In 1997, we helped a fellow preservationist bring a serviceable
ex-Fife Daimler Fleetline back to Scotland for preservation. Six years on
however, my friend Alistair ended up buying it off him as he had other
projects and not enough time or money! Six years on again, and we got
to work to restore it! However even if it has taken a while, it is well
worth the effort as
FRF63 is almost the last Fife Fleetline!
Blast From The Past!
In June 2004, we were unexpectedly offered a 1960s JCB by fellow preservationists
and naturally said 'Yes' at once. More typically, we had to move it quite quickly, and then had
to do a lot of work to restore it! However it was well worth it as
AGE748B is a most interesting 'Blast From The Past'!
In September 2006, my friend George decided to take the plunge and be the prime mover behind
preserving a bus of his choice, which turned out to be an ex-Fife 1977 Y-Type Leyland Leopard
then owned by Stagecoach Strathtay! However despite being already on the road, and behaving
itself initially, it turned out that this big cat wasn't in the best of health... Meet
Long Term Project!
in 1992, the Fife Bus Club was formed with the idea of preserving the first
production Volvo Ailsa bus, which was in service with Stagecoach Fife until
1996. And the club succeeded in it's aim - in April 2009!!! And I then got
working on some webpages for
FRA1 right away!
Let's Get Together!!!
of the J-Files sections above display pictures of a specific preserved item or
preservation move, and after we started going to rallies and vehicle events I created an extra
section for the many new pictures generated by doing that. But left over are some picture
sets showing more than one item of ours that needed a section of their own. So I
created one! Have a look at the
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