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 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.
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.
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
CRATHES VINTAGE CAR & MOTORCYCLE RALLY 29th May : The annual vintage car rally will be held in the events field adjacent to the railway on Sunday 29th May, and STEAM SERVICES will be running all day.
VICTORIAN WEEKEND 11th & 12th June : We'll be recreating the 1860s when the Deeside line first opened, with the railway staff in period costume. The ever popular cream tea service will be available on all STEAM hauled services, click HERE for details and booking to secure your table.
FATHERS DAY - 19th June. Give that special Dad a unique treat by arranging for him to drive a diesel loco on Fathers Day. Click HERE for details and booking. Other services will be STEAM hauled.
Sat 21st, Sun 22nd and Sat 28th May
- Diesel hauled
Sun 29th May - STEAM HAULED
Crathes Vintage Car & M'Cycle Rally
Services run every 45 minutes from 11.00 - 4.15
A short aerial video of the east end of the railway
BANCHORY RIVER FESTIVAL
The 2016 River Festival is taking place over the weekend of 11th & 12th June, focusing on community activities and local organisations.