SPECIAL EVENTS



The following is notice of our operating dates for 2017. The Special Events the KDR intend to run in 2017 are also included.

Scheduled Services 2017

The season will open on Friday 14th April 2017 and close on Sunday 1st October 2017. The Railway will be open on Saturdays and Sundays in April and May 2017. Additionally the Railway will be open on Fridays during June, July, August and September 2017. Certain other days were also operated. See Special Events below.

Special Events 2017

Friday 14th April to Monday 17th April 2017



The railway will open for the season on Friday 14th April 2017 and will run Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There will be a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on the trains over the whole weekend.

Thursday 27th April to Sunday 30th April 2017




The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, trains will run from Thursday 27th April to Sunday 30th April 2017. The railway will run scheduled services on Thursday 27th April and Friday 28th April in addition to our normal Saturday and Sunday services. Free whisky sampling and shortbread will be available on the trains. Other special events in conjunction with the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will also run.

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017

1940’s weekend




This is the fifth year we have run this event and it has become more popular every year. Four coach trains will be run to ensure adequate seating to meet demand. Trains run to our usual timetable all weekend.

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th August 2017



Teddy Bears weekend.

Bring your Teddy for a day out on the Railway and enjoy a journey on the train, keeping an eye out for more furry friends along the way by following a Treasure Hunt. Each Teddy gets its own picnic bag. Cost per Teddy is TBA, cost per human is normal train fare. No booking is required, just come along for a great day out. KDRA Teddies will be in charge over the weekend.

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September 2017



Autumn Whisky Festival

During the Autumn Whisky Festival, trains will run from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September 2017. Complimentary whisky sampling and shortbread will be available on the trains at our normal fares. Events running in conjunction with the railway include distillery visits and Nosing and Tasting sessions on the train.

With the exception of our scheduled services, most of these events require to be booked.

Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October 2017



Booking is essential for these trains and will commence 1st June 2017.

December 2nd / 3rd, 9th / 10th & 16th / 17th 2017

Santa Specials



Booking is essential for these trains and will commence 1st June 2017.

Special Events Notes

Full details of special trains will appear on this page about a month in advance of the event, so keep checking this page. The Keith and Dufftown Railway Association intend to operate as advertised all facilities, services, events and fares. These may be cancelled or altered due to prevailing circumstances with, or without, prior notice.



DRIVER EXPERIENCE



April to September, Sunday’s between13:00 and 14:00 Driver Experience.

Drive our powerful diesel shunter to the end of the yard and back. Guaranteed to bring a wide grin to your face. This continues to be popular with young and not so young.



TRAIN HIRE



A train for yourself! For something different why not hire a train? The train can be yours for a unique experience Monday to Friday (Monday to Thursday only during June, July, August and September). Block bookings during normal scheduled services are also possible, something different for your club, society, organisation or even groups of family and friends. For private trips or block bookings contact Ros Rhodes Charters and Group Bookings for details. See Contact Us page. Using this linkcontact us




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