The Royal Deeside Railway

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Click HERE for details of access for disabled visitors.

ACCESS :

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.

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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.


SERVICES :

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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

                    Banchory

                    Aberdeenshire         AB31 5QH

Charters : Click HERE to contact the Charter Manager.

Click HERE for the 2016 information leaflet.

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)

Terms & Conditions                   Privacy Policy

NEWS :

Updated 29/11/16

Click HERE for details of the timetable and fares.  

Copyright © Deeside Railway Company 2013 to  All Rights Reserved

LEAFLET :

LOCATION :

SANTA SPECIALS : Advance booking online for the Santa Specials is open.  Ticket sales are strong with many services now fully booked, so advanced booking to reserve your seats is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.  

Click HERE for more details.

THE IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT : The one hour 'Drive a steam loco' sessions make ideal Christmas presents with a difference and are on sale for dates early in 2017.  Click HERE for details.  

TSO COACH LATEST : The project to refurbish the vandalised coach is now nearing completion, with more details HERE.

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TSO COACH - LATEST

The project to refurbish the vandalised coach is now nearing completion, with more details HERE.

'SANTA SPECIALS'

Santa will be at the Milton of Crathes again this year with a sack full of presents for the children, and hot mince pies and drinks for the adults.


Services will be running every 45 minutes from 11.00 until 3.30, every Saturday and Sunday from 26th November up to Christmas Eve.

Now in full swing !

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OTHER FESTIVE SERVICES

Don't forget to blow away the festive cobwebs with a ride on  the Mince Pie Specials services.  They'll be running  

on 27th December, no booking required.  

There'll also be 'Santa Special' services on Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th December.

Click for Santa

Click the button below for more details and to make an advance booking to reserve your seats on these very popular services :

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.

CONTACTS :

Public transport by Stagecoach buses on routes 201, 202 and 203 from Aberdeen bus station to Crathes Castle.

The SatNav postcode is AB315QH.

Entrance

STEAM DRIVING TASTER SESSIONS

A steam driving taster session makes a unique Christmas present.  Click HERE for more details.

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