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.
For a film of the restoration works click here.
For an article on the history of the Kilmarnock & Troon Railway written by John Yellowlees in the Scotman newspaper (dated 25 August 2022) click here).