The Arbroath road train has been saved from the scrap as new owners are set to bring it back into use.
The train was taken off the road in 2018 due to technical issues after decades of popularity.
Repairs were considered too expensive for former owners Angus Council to carry out, leaving the train in storage destined for the scrapheap.
However the council invited community groups to apply for ownership of the land train in April, through a community asset transfer, with six applications received.
Now the Caledonian Railway Brechin Group has been named as the successful candidate to restore the train.
Mark McDonald, the council’s communities convenor, said: “The Arbroath Road Train was an iconic vehicle trundling around the streets of Arbroath until it was destined for the scrap yard in 2018.
“It’s great to see a group take it over that can bring the machine back to life for the benefit of the public once more.
“A lot of work is needed to maintain the land train and I have no doubt the Caledonian Railway Group has the skills to keep it not only on the road but also have it fully utilised for events in Brechin and wider attractions all over Angus.”
It is hoped that the new owners will get the train back out in the community and help generate tourism in the area.
The road train will be used to link locals and visitors to the areas attractions and railway stations.
Jon Gill, chairman of Caledonian Railway Brechin Group, said: “This is fantastic news for the Caledonian Railway and the local tourist economy.
“The community asset transfer of the Angus Road Train will ensure that this valuable local asset remains in Angus and, following substantial repairs to be undertaken, will continue to benefit the residents of Angus.
“The land train will be used to link local attractions to the railway, but it is also planned to be available to other local groups where possible.”
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