SPECIAL EVENTS



EASTER OPENING

Friday25th March to Monday 28th March



The railway will open for the season on Friday 25th March 2016 and will

be running Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There will be a

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on the trains running over the whole weekend.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be free to all children who will also receive an

Easter Egg. Come along and join in the fun! Kids of all ages welcome.



Notice of Operating Dates 2016 Season

The following is notice of our operating dates for 2016. The Special

Events the KDR intend to run in 2016 are also included.

Scheduled Services 2016

The season will open on Friday 25/03/2016 and close on Sunday 25/9/2016.

The Railway will be open on Saturdays and Sundays in April and May 2016.

Additionally the Railway will be open on Fridays during June, July,

August and September 2016. Certain other days will also be operated see

Special Events below.

Special Events 2016

Friday 25th March to Monday 28th March 2016



The railway will open for the season on Friday 25th March 2016 and will

be running Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There will be a

Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on the trains running over the whole weekend.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be free to all children who will also receive an

Easter Egg. Come along and join in the fun! Kids of all ages welcome. See

above for details.

Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May 2016




The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, trains will run from Thursday

28th April to Sunday 1st May 2016. The railway will run scheduled

services on Thursday 28th April and Friday 29th 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 21st May 2016



New for this year the KDRA are holding two Historic Vehicle Days and this

is the first of them. Owners of historic vehicles are invited to bring

their pride and joy to Dufftown / Keithtown station and display them for

the public to admire. Owners of historic vehicles will be able to travel

free on our trains. Contact Nigel on 01340 820794 if you want to bring

your vehicle.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2016

1940’s weekend




This will be the fourth 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 will run to our usual timetable all

weekend.

Friday 5th to Sunday 7th August 2016



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 it's own picnic bag. Cost per

Teddy is £2.00, 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.

Saturday 17th September 2016



New for this year the KDRA are holding two Historic Vehicle Days and this

is the second of them. Owners of historic vehicles are invited to bring

their pride and joy to Dufftown / Keithtown station and display them for

the public to admire. Owners of historic vehicles will be able to travel

free on our trains. Contact Nigel on 01340 820794 if you want to bring

your vehicle

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2016



Autumn Whisky Festival

During the Autumn Whisky Festival, trains will run from Friday 23rd

September 2016 to Sunday 25th September 2016. Free whisky sampling and

shortbread will be available on the trains. Other special events in

conjunction with the Autumn Whisky Festival will also run.

Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October 2016



Tickets at £8.50 must be booked in advance for this event. The trains

will depart Dufftown at 18:00 returning ???????? hopefully! Bookings will

start being taken from 1st June 2016.

December 3rd / 4th, 10th / 11th & 17th / 18th 2016

Santa Specials



Booking essential for these trains and will be taken from 1st June 2016.

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 Rod Furr Charters,

Publicity and Marketing for details. See Contact Us page. Using this

linkcontact us




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