SPIRIT OF SPEYSIDE

Spirit of Speyside received a reconditioned engine early in the season but was plagued by problems for most of the season. As a result of these problems Spirit of Speyside was side-lined or operated as part of a four car set with Spirit of Banffshire. Late in the season another fuel injector pump was fitted […]

BIKERS

  On the morning of 27th August 2017 a group of bikers from Fraserburgh stopped off at Dufftown station and went to the Sidings Café for refreshments. The Broch bikers were a bit camera shy so the photo above shows only their motorcycles at Dufftown Station. Picture courtesy of Graham Barron.

TOWIEMORE

All pictures courtesy of Graham Barron. On the 11:10 train from Dufftown on 27th August 2017 there were passengers waiting on the platform at Towiemore request halt. Mrs Dee and her 2 sons travelled on the train to Keith Town and returned on the 12:10 from Keith Town. There was time for the family to […]

SHED NEWS

All pictures in this section courtesy of Phin Sloan. Both our UDV & Wee Mac required work done on them in the shed but before they were moved into the shed they were given a power wash. Left photo above shows the UDV receiving a power wash and right photo after the power wash. Left […]

AUTUMN WHISKY FESTIVAL

  Our part in the Autumn Whisky Festival ran from Friday 22nd September to Sunday 24th September. The trains were busy all weekend with passengers from far and near. Possibly the furthest travelled were sisters Carrie and Irene Babin all the way from Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA. They presented our Booking Clerk, Ros Rhodes with […]

RAILWAYS ON THE AIR (ROTA 2017)

On the 23rd & 24th September, weekend of the Whisky Festival the railway took part in ROTA 2017 organised by Bishop Auckland Radio Amateur’s Club (BARAC). This is an annual event celebrating the birth of the steam passenger railway and the application of amateur radio by successfully contacting or hearing radio stations at preserved railways […]

LAST SCHEDULED SERVICE TRAINS 2017

All pictures courtesy of Graham Barron unless otherwise credited. Left photo the crew on the last day of scheduled services for 2017 pose for a photo. Left to right, Robin Hassall guard, Graham Barron driver, Tina Wells second man (or person for the politically correct). Photo courtesy of Kes Wells. Right photo passengers waiting to […]

KEITH TOWN

All pictures in this section courtesy of Phin Sloan. The embankment opposite the platform at Keith Town had become very overgrown and the fence increasingly dilapidated. Work was put in hand towards the end of the season to tidy it up. The following pictures show the position as at 6th October 2017. The fence has […]

CHARTERS

All pictures courtesy of Graham Barron. While scheduled services for 2017 ended on 1st October the railway continues to run Charters for the rest of the year. If you are interested in booking a private trip this year or next please contact Ros Rhodes – Charters & Group Bookings – 01466 730327 for details. On 8th […]

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 […]