Commemorative Plaque

1997/007

Replica commemorative plaque for the conservation of the Laigh Milton Viaduct

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Description

Replica commemorative plaque for the conservation of the Laigh Milton Viaduct on the Kilmarnock & Troon Railway.

A DVD (entitled Laigh Milton Viaduct Reconstruction 1995-1996) was made of the entire conservation project and provides a detailed visual account of all aspects of the works undertaken. The DVD lasts for 2 hr 12 min and was filmed and donated by Peter Longman. Peter’s team at Strathclyde Regional Council (and latterly East Ayrshire Council) provided the Resident Engineer to supervise the works. During this time Peter made regular visits to the site to monitor and film the work in progress. The video has been converted from its original five VOB files to MP4 format, compressed and merged. The file sizes were large, hence the compression. The compression has perhaps reduced the picture quality and removed some of the functionality. It remains a large file and is available to view on request. The length of the video is now 1 hr 40 min.

For an article on the viaduct and its restoration see http://www.engineering-timelines.com/scripts/engineeringItem.asp?id=1243.

For a detailed paper on the viaduct and its restoration see here.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1997/007

Item Type

Short Description

Replica commemorative plaque for the conservation of the Laigh Milton Viaduct

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

1996

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

645 (W) x 446 (H) x 12

Donor

Date Donated

December 1977

Materials

Cast iron painted black with text highlighted in white

Condition

Good

Display Location