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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END OF SUMMER SEASON : The summer service season has now ended, the next services will be Santa Specials starting on Saturday 24th November. Click HERE for details and booking.
SOCIETY AGM : Members are advised that the 2018 AGM will take place in November, details are shown in the member area of the website.
PROJECT UPDATE : Two projects are in progress to extend services to West Lodge in time for the 2019 season, click HERE for details.
HELP US HEAD WEST
The volunteers are working hard on two projects to extend the line to West Lodge in time for the 2019 season, and support is urgently needed to help make progress.
Any assistance either financial or in kind will be most gratefully received.
For more details of the two projects,
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Engine shed siding construction - 6/11/2009
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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.
SANTA SPECIALS start Saturday 24th November
'SANTA SPECIAL' ADVANCE BOOKING
For more information on the services and to make an advance booking to secure your preferred visit time and avoid disappointment, click HERE.
Spaces are limited, so book now !
Click HERE for the 2018 leaflet