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.
At the Milton of Crathes, we have a Victorian station, a railway carriage tearoom, a shop with ice creams etc., all with a wonderful view of the surrounding hills.
For a short aerial video of the east end of the railway, click HERE.
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
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.
Public transport by Stagecoach buses on routes 201, 202 and 203 from Aberdeen bus station to Crathes Castle.
The SatNav postcode is AB315QH.
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.
Click HERE for the 2015 information leaflet.
NEXT SERVICES - EASTER EGG SPECIALS
Fri 3rd, Sat 4th and Sun 5th April
STEAM hauled passenger
SERVICES : Following the hugely successful Mother's Day event, the 2015 season starts in earnest with steam hauled Easter Egg Specials running on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April. Bring the family along for a steam train ride and all travelling children will receive a free Easter Egg.
On Sunday 5th April, onboard catering will also be available, providing a selection of hot cross buns, cream scones, cakes, shortbread, teas/coffee and gingerbreadmen for the young ones (additional charge applies).
MEMBERSHIP : Membership of the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society is due for renewal on 1st April 2015. A membership form can be downloaded HERE. Membership fees are unchanged for 2015/16.
Services run every 45 minutes from 11.00 - 4.15
Some happy visitors enjoy the onboard catering
Booking not required for any services
All travelling children receive a FREE Easter egg !
On Sunday 5th April, an onboard catering service will also be available in addition to the standard services.
This will provide coffee/tea, a selection of hot cross buns, cream scones, cakes, shortbread and especially for the younger ones gingerbread men.
(Additional charge applies)