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.
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
Click HERE for the 2015 information leaflet.
Saturday 30th May
Diesel hauled passenger services
Sunday 31st May
STEAM hauled passenger services
SERVICES : The next services will be diesel hauled on Saturday 30th and STEAM HAULED on Sunday 31st May.
The Crathes Vintage Car and Motorcycle Rally will also be taking place on Sunday 31st May in the adjacent field, so come along and take in a steam train ride along with the car rally. More details HERE.
Services run every 45 minutes from 11.00 - 4.15
No booking required.
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