Priority One Projects Appeal

The Deeside Railway has now been operating for a number of years as a volunteer-based charity and has grown from an empty green field at the Milton of Crathes to a highly successful heritage train service, bringing a unique experience to many thousands of visitors every year.

In recent times, progress in extending the line westwards to its eventual destination in Banchory has been slowed by limitations in both manpower and finance.  However, the volunteers now have two Priority One projects in hand to progress the railway westwards to the West Lodge in time for the 2019 season.  

The members of the Railway Society are working hard to move these projects forward but the pace of progress is severely limited by financial constraints.  An appeal has now been launched to help raise the funds to bring these two key projects to reality.

Information on the two projects can be found by clicking on the project titles below.

Construction of a new bridge over the Burn o' Bennie

Track upgrade, new crossing barrier and platform to enable train services to West Lodge (the old lay-by)