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Royal Deeside Railway

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Trains run along a one mile line part of the old Royal Deeside Railway route from Aberdeen to Ballater. Mainly diesel services, sometimes steam in the summer. Also a Battery Electric Railcar (unique within BR). Diesel "Driver for a Fiver" experiences are offered.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operator

Deeside Railway Company Ltd

Address

The Station Milton of Crathes Banchory Aberdeenshire AB31 5QH

  • 01330 844 416
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  • View website

Open days

11 Mar. Sat-Sun 31 Mar-14 Oct. Also Wed 4 & 11 Apr, 11 Jul-15 Aug. 30-31 Dec. Santa late Nov-Dec.

Travel

By Bus: 201, 202, 203

By Rail: Aberdeen / 15 miles

The railway is a standard gauge steam and diesel hauled heritage railway, in a beautiful setting running alongside the River Dee.  At the Milton of Crathes, there is an award-winning Victorian station with a railway carriage tearoom, all with views of the surrounding hills.  

Events

Sat 18th - Sun 19th Aug 2018: Deeside Steam Rally

The annual Steam and Vintage Rally held in the adjacent field is a top day out for all the family. The railway will be operating steam services.

Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sat 15th - Sun 16th Sep 2018: Victorian Weekend

We'll be recreating the 1860s when the Deeside line first opened, with the railway staff in period costume.

Organs / Railways

Sat 13th - Sun 14th Oct 2018: End of Season Gala

A weekend full of surprises with a variety of trains....

Railways

Sat 24th Nov 2018: Santa Specials

Weekends mainly; also 21 & 24 Dec. Santa will be at the Milton of Crathes again this year with a sack full of presents for the children, and hot mince…

Railways / Santa

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