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VEGETATION CLEARANCE KEITH TOWN STATION

All pictures in this section courtesy of Phin Sloan. The following 4 photos show the overgrown state of the vegetation on the approach to Keith Town Station in early October 2017. A clearance team (aided by a Community Service Group) was assembled. The following 4 photos show the state of the vegetation on the approach […]

LHS CULVERT AT TOWIEMORE

Travelling north from Towiemore Halt heading towards Keith the train passes the site of the former Towiemore Distillery then a stand of trees. Just after the trees a drainage ditch flows, in a culvert, below the line and then into the River Isla. This culvert had partially collapsed leaving part of the former distillery site […]

KDR PROVIDES TRANSPORT FOR A WEDDING 28TH OCTOBER 2017

All pictures courtesy of Ros Rhodes. The KDR ran its Ghost Trains on 27th and 28th October and we also had a booking to provide transport for the wedding of Daisy and Aaron on Saturday 28 October 2017. One of our units, Spirit of Speyside, was decorated for the Ghost Trains and naturally this was […]

GHOST TRAIN OCTOBER 2017

Pictures in this section courtesy of Nigel Bodiam and Ros Rhodes. There follows a small selection of photos showing some of the sights which met the brave (foolhardy?) travellers arriving at Dufftown station to board the Ghost Train. Some pictures were just too terrifying to put on the web! Photos Ros Rhodes Photos Ros Rhodes […]

PIT SIDING AUGUST TO NOVEMBER 2017

All pictures in this section courtesy of Phin Sloan. The pit siding had been delayed by other works taking precedence but finally the last 53 feet of track and a rail built buffer stop were installed and work completed in November 2017. The following photos show the work on this final section of the pit […]

UDV REPAIRS 3RD NOVEMBER 2017

All pictures in this section courtesy of Phin Sloan. The UDV was moved into the shed, in the beginning of September 2017 to allow some heavy work to be done on the coupling rods. The coupling rods join the wheels together so they all rotate at the same speed. The coupling rods required new bearings […]

SANTA TRAINS SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2017

All pictures courtesy of Graham Barron. The last of the Santa Specials ran on Sunday 17th December 2017. The unit used was a hybrid of our 2 regular DMUs. The Dufftown car Driver Motor Brake Standard from Spirit of Speyside was coupled to the Keith Town car Driver Motor Composite of Spirit of Banffshire for […]

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 […]