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CONCRETE SLEEPERS

When the original Keith and Dufftown Railway laid its line in the 1860s all the sleepers on the permanent way would have been timber. While the Great North of Scotland Railway operated the line they would have replaced original timber sleepers with timber. The London North Eastern Railway took over the line in 1922 and […]

1940S WEEKEND

Avery successful event was held over the weekend of 17th to 18th June and as promised in the June Bulletin a report and photos of the event follow here. All photos are by Rosie Williams unless otherwise credited. The big guns were rolled out for our 1940s weekend! The photos above show a field gun […]

TOWIEMORE HALT MAKEOVER

Towiemore Halt, having been brought back into use as a request stop required a makeover. The following photos show the progress of the work from April to June 2017. All pictures by Phin Sloan. Left photo shows the work beginning in April with the top of the platform block wall being prepared for its capping […]

SHED PROGRESS

During July 2017 further work was undertaken on the shed. First two access doors were installed one at each end of the shed. These doors allow volunteers access to the shed without having to open any of the large end doors which are only needed to allow access to the shed for rolling stock. Next […]

TEDDY BEARS WEEKEND

The Teddy Bears Weekend took place over the weekend of 4th to 6th August and we were delighted by the response to this revised event. All photos are by Graham Barron unless otherwise credited. Left photo, by Graham Barron, shows the Teddy Bear Staff waiting to greet passengers at Dufftown Station. Right photo, by Phin […]

MORGAN CARS

On the afternoon of Friday 4th August a Morgan Car Club arrived at Dufftown and had some refreshments in the Sidings Café. Although this was the Teddy Bears Weekend there was no sign of Teddies with the cars. The following photos, by Graham Barron, show these exotic vehicles in the yard car park at Dufftown.

THE KDR’S CATERING FACILITIES

SPIRIT OF DUFFTOWN The catering we do for our charters is carried out by KDRA and will be done in the Spirit of Dufftown under the name of KDRA Catering. The Spirit of Dufftown is our exclusive Catering Coach run by the Keith & Dufftown Railway Association for charters and pre-booked groups in excess of […]

PROJECT PRIORITIES

The Board has agreed that the following are the priority projects: Medium Term – To provide or reinstate 4 railway halts. One of these halts, Towiemore is now operational, the remaining halts are still under discussion with all interested parties so no further details can be provided at this stage. Long Term – To re-establish […]

TUESDAY WORK PARTY

  The Tuesday Work Party at Dufftown station historically tended to concentrated on “light work” i.e. smaller tasks that tend to appear further down the list of priorities e.g. painting and keeping the environment tidy etc. However, they are now involved in more major work such as the refurbishment of our rolling stock, Permanent Way […]