We’re at the Milton of Crathes Art & Craft village on the A93 Aberdeen to Banchory road, about 3 miles east of Banchory, Aberdeenshire. Click HERE for a map of our location.
The Royal Deeside Railway is a standard gauge steam and diesel hauled heritage railway, in a beautiful setting running alongside the River Dee. The line is currently about one mile long and the return journey lasts about 15 to 20 minutes.
The Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society (RDRPS) is a Registered Scottish Charity No. SC027686
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and many local companies
All services are operated by the Deeside Railway Company Ltd, registered in Scotland No.241603
Station shop telephone 01330 844416 (Answerphone except service days)
Public transport by Stagecoach buses on routes 201, 202 and 203 from Aberdeen bus station to Crathes Castle.
The SatNav postcode is AB315QH.
At the Milton of Crathes, we have an award-winning Victorian station, a railway carriage tearoom, a shop with ice creams etc., all with a wonderful view of the surrounding hills. The Milton of Crathes complex includes craft shops, a restaurant and art gallery. For a short aerial video of the east end of the railway, click HERE.
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SERVICES : The railway is now closed for the winter. Services will be begin again in March.
MOTHERS DAY : Booking is now open for Mothers Day services, click HERE for details.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED : Volunteers are urgently needed to help keep the railway running. If you are interested in learning more about getting involved, click HERE for some details of what we do and how to contact Bill who can explain further.
WEST LODGE PLATFORM : Groundworks are in progress for the new platform at West Lodge. Click HERE for some photos.
PHOTOGRAPHERS' CHARTER : The railway will be running an one day event in March 2019 specifically for photographers, from 0800 until 1600 hrs. There will be a series of static and moving scenes available using a wide variety of rolling stock.
The charter is now sold out, however a further session may be held later in the year if there is sufficient interest. click HERE for more details.
STEAM EXPERIENCE SESSION : The ever popular steam experience sessions will be available again in 2019, when you can learn to drive a steam locomotive in a 45 minute session. Click HERE for more details.
DRIVE A STEAM LOCO
Steam experience sessions will be available throughout 2019, when you can take control of a steam loco.
A special treat not to be missed !
Click HERE for details.
THE RAILWAY IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED !
Volunteers are urgently needed to help keep the railway running, especially engine drivers, firemen, guards and catering staff.
Full training is given, if needed, in a most sociable and friendly group. If you are interested in learning more about getting involved, click HERE for some details of what we do and how to contact Bill who can explain further.
Come along and see if it's something you would enjoy.....
Click HERE for the 2018 leaflet