The Royal Deeside Railway

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ACCESS :

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.

Tel. 01330 844416 (Answerphone except service days)

eMail : click HERE to send an email to the Operations Director.

Snail mail : The Royal Deeside Railway

                    Milton of Crathes

                    Banchory

                    Aberdeenshire         AB31 5QH

Charters : Click HERE to contact the Charter Manager.

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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.


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LOCATION :

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)

Terms & Conditions                   Privacy Policy

Copyright © Deeside Railway Company 2013 to 2017 All Rights Reserved

NEWS :

Updated 23/5/17

Public transport by Stagecoach buses on routes 201, 202 and 203 from Aberdeen bus station to Crathes Castle.

The SatNav postcode is AB315QH.

Entrance

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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CONTACTS :

Saturday 27th May - Diesel

Sunday 28th May - STEAM

Crathes Classic Car Rally

Cream Teas

LEAFLET :

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DRIVE A STEAM LOCO

Steam experience sessions are available again, when you can take control of a steam loco in a one hour session.  

A special treat not to be missed !

Click the button below for more details and advance booking.

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SERVICES :

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Click the button below for more details and advance booking.

CREAM TEA SPECIALS

Cream teas will be available again on many train services on

several dates in 2017

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Click the button below for more details and advance booking.

FATHERS DAY FOOTPLATE RIDES

Give that special man in your life a treat on Fathers Day (Sunday 18th June) with a footplate ride on a steam locomotive.

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CRATHES CLASSIC CAR SHOW

28th May 2017

A fine display of vintage cars and motorcycles will be on display in the events field next to the railway.

VICTORIAN WEEKEND : On the weekend of 3rd and 4th June, we'll be recreating the 1860s when the Deeside line first opened, with the railway staff in period costume.  Steam hauled with cream teas available both days.  Click HERE to book a table.

FATHERS DAY FOOTPLATE RIDES : Give that special man in your life a treat on Fathers Day (Sunday 18th June) with a footplate ride on a steam locomotive, click HERE for details.

DRIVE A STEAM LOCO : Steam Experience sessions are available for the second half of the year, when you can take the controls of a steam locomotive.   Click HERE for more details.

VICTORIAN WEEKEND

3rd & 4th June

VINTAGE CAR & MOTORCYCLE RALLY : Don't miss the Crathes vintage car and motorcycle rally in the events field next to the railway this weekend, Sunday 28th May. Steam services and delicious cream teas available at the railway.

CREAM TEAS : Cream teas will be served on most services next Sunday 28th May.  Advance booking for this and several other dates is open.  Click HERE for details.

Click HERE for the 2017 information leaflet.

Click HERE for details of access for disabled visitors.

Click HERE for details of fares and the timetable.