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.
Wednesday 26th July - Diesel hauled
Saturday 29th July - Diesel hauled
Sunday 30th July STEAM HAULED
STEAM every Sunday during summer
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
(Advance booking not necessary - except where indicated.)
DRIVE A STEAM LOCO
The one-hour steam engine driving taster session continue to be highly popular and so some additional sessions have now been made available. If you're interested, book now as when they're gone, they're gone !
TUBE WAGON : The refurbishment is now complete and the tube wagon is looking superb in its new livery.
STEAM & VINTAGE RALLY
The Deeside Steam & Vintage rally will take place in the adjacent events field on August 19 - 20.
Click HERE for the 2017 information leaflet.
STEAM SERVICES ALL WEEKEND !