The Keith Dufftown Railway is up and running again!

At Last!!Next weekend from Friday 2nd July scheduled services return. To ensure you get a seat please go our our booking page:

Pie & Pint coming soon!

It’s on Friday 23rd July. Don’t miss it! You need to book! Full details are here:

Latest news

The last two months have been a busy time for us. * Setting up an online booking system. * We have registered with MoraySpeyside Check & Protect. * Sanitisation facilities have been set up at stations.  * Carriage maintenance: Repainting the roof of Spirit of Banffhsire DMU * Changing a track panel by Glen Fiddich […]

Sidings soon to reopen!

The popular Sidings café will be opening its doors again to customers on 26th April. For full details of their arrangements around current pandemic restrictions check them out on Facebook –

Keeping an eye on reopening

We are hoping to be able to resume normal scheduled services from the beginning of July. The precise date will depend on progress in lifting restrictions concerning the pandemic.We are setting up an online booking system to enable us to comply with the rules on social distancing.Bookings will be possible either through this website or […]

Vital Help from the National Lottery!

Faced with heavy financial losses and increased overheads the KDRA Board had to ask for help from funding agencies. Bridge inspections were due, sleepers had to be changed, a farm level crossing needed repair, and so did several small culvert bridges. Work on a second track to the engineering shed was still waiting to be […]

Essential maintenance

At this time, owing to coronavirus restrictions, Keith and Dufftown Railway volunteers will continue to carry out essential maintenance especially where safety critical factors apply and to try to complete other works already in progress. The attention of all is drawn to our Covid19 Method Statement.

Relaying the Second Track!

The long awaited relaying of the second track between Dufftown Station and the engineering shed is now well in progress and has become fully a part of our essential maintenance program. Day 1 saw us lifting the old track and preparing to shift the temporary point work. Day 2 saw us placing the point work […]

Essential Maintenance: Strengthening work completed on five under-bridges.

This is Towiemore Sawmill culvert where new rail-bearers have been installed to secure its long-term load bearing capacity. Scaut Hill culvert. This is a small bridge over a drain at the top of the Parkmore Bank. Two large larch rail-bearers have been installed ensuring its safe weight bearing capacity for many years to come. Tullock […]