Museum’s new addition

New model installed on loan at the Grampian Transport Museum
New model installed on loan at the Grampian Transport Museum

A North-east museum have recently welcomed an excited new arrival to add to their collection.

A new model has been added to the line up of a topical new exhibition on the events of the Great Train Robbery. at the Grampian Transport Museum.

The Son et Lumiere model, which is available to view now in the museum, is an absolutely accurate scale model of the scene at the Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn.

The unique model is on loan from the Luton Model Railway Club until the end of August and was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the infamous raid.

Curator, Mike Ward is delighted to have secured the Diorama.

He said: “It’s great to have this show-stopping model as part of our Great Train Robbery exhibition.

“This has been painstakingly built, from scratch, working from the Police photographs which were taken in the hours after the raid – the only visual record of the scene of the crime which was captured.

“The Luton Model Railway Club have done a fantastic job of peeling back the layers to get to the truth and recreate the scene of the crime.

“We’re very grateful to the Luton Club for allowing us to borrow the model until August. It really does put the finishing touches to our exhibition!”

Other items on display include the Austin Loadstar truck which was used to flee the scene of the crime with the loot and an ex army Land Rover Series 1.