Special events in 2018


Events detailed as (E) may have special event ticket prices and dedicated timetables.

Crathes Vintage Car & Motorcycle Rally

27th May 2018

Mothering Sunday Specials (E)

11th March 2018

Give Mother and all the family a treat with a train ride and lunch or afternoon tea on the first service day of 2017.

All services will be steam hauled.

Victorian Weekend (E)

15th & 16th September 2018

Easter Egg Specials

31st March & 1st April 2018

Easter Egg Specials will be running all weekend, bring the family along for a ride, all travelling children receive a free Easter egg.

All services will be steam hauled.

Deeside Steam and Vintage Rally

18th & 19th August 2018

The annual Deeside Steam and Vintage Rally held in the adjacent field is a top day out for all the family.

The railway will be operating steam services.

Cream Tea and Strawberries & Cream Specials 2018

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.

He'll be handing out presents to the children in the coaches during the train ride from the Milton station, and there'll be a festive sing-song on the return journey.

A special timetable and fares will apply to the Santa Specials.

All services will be steam hauled.  

Santa Specials (E)

Dates in November and December as the timetable

Mince Pie Specials

30th & 31st December  2018

All travelling passengers receive a complimentary mince pie and tea or coffee.  

All services will be steam hauled.

We'll be recreating the 1860s when the Deeside line first opened, with the railway staff in period costume.

All services will be steam hauled.

A fine display of vintage cars and motorcycles will be on display in the events field next to the railway.

Cream tea specials on  :

31st March             1st April

6th May                  27th May

17th June               12th August

30th September

Strawberries & Cream Specials :

8th July                 15th July

End of Season Gala (E)

13th & 14th October 2018

A weekend full of surprises with a variety of trains....

Both steam and diesel locos will be in operation.

The Cream Teas and the Strawberrys and Cream Specials will be steam hauled.