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.
Tel. 01330 844416 (Answerphone except service days)
eMail : click HERE to send an email to the Society secretary.
: click HERE to send an email to the Operations Director.
Snail mail : The Royal Deeside Railway
Milton of Crathes
Aberdeenshire AB31 5QH
Charters : Click HERE to contact the Charter Manager.
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)
Copyright © Deeside Railway Company 2013 to All Rights Reserved
SANTA SPECIALS : Advance booking online for the Santa Specials is open. Ticket sales are strong with a few services now fully booked, so advanced booking to reserve your seats is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Click HERE for more details.
THE IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT : The one hour 'Drive a steam loco' sessions make ideal Christmas presents with a difference. They will be on sale shortly for various dates early in 2017.
PICNIC SALOON : The project to restore an 1894 London and North Western Picnic Saloon is well underway, with more details HERE.
PICNIC SALOON PROJECT
The project to restore an 1894 London and North Western Picnic saloon is now well underway, with more details HERE.
Santa will be at the Milton of Crathes again this year with a sack full of presents for the children, and hot mince pies and drinks for the adults.
Services will be running every 45 minutes from 11.00 until 3.30, every Saturday and Sunday from 26th November up to Christmas Eve.
Commencing 26th November !
OTHER FESTIVE SERVICES
Don't forget to blow away the festive cobwebs with a ride on the Mince Pie Specials services. They'll be running
on 27th December, no booking required.
There'll also be 'Santa Special' services on Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th December.
Click the button below for more details and to make an advance booking to reserve your seats on these very popular services :
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.
Public transport by Stagecoach buses on routes 201, 202 and 203 from Aberdeen bus station to Crathes Castle.
The SatNav postcode is AB315QH.