FRIDAY 28TH AND SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2016
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
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 opened on Friday 25/03/2016 and closed on Sunday 25/9/2016. The Railway was open on Saturdays and Sundays in April and May 2016. Additionally the Railway was open on Fridays during June, July, August and September 2016. Certain other days were also operated. See Special Events below.
Special Events 2016
Friday 25th March to Monday 28th March 2016
The railway opened for the season on Friday 25th March 2016 and ran Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. There was a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on the trains over the whole weekend.
Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May 2016
The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, trains ran from Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May 2016. The railway also ran scheduled services on Thursday 28th April and Friday 29th April in addition to our normal Saturday and Sunday services. Free whisky sampling and shortbread were available on the trains. Other special events in conjunction with the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival also ran.
Saturday 21st May 2016
New for this year the KDRA held two Historic Vehicle Days and this was the first of them. Owners of historic vehicles were invited to bring their pride and joy to Dufftown / Keith Town station and display them for the public to admire. Owners of historic vehicles were able to travel free on our trains.
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2016
This was the fourth year we have run this event and it has become more popular every year. Four coach trains were run to ensure adequate seating to meet demand. Trains ran 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 was £2.00, cost per human was normal train fare. No booking was 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 were holding two Historic Vehicle Days and this was the second of them. Owners of historic vehicles were invited to bring their pride and joy to Dufftown / Keith Town station and display them for the public to admire. Owners of historic vehicles were able to travel free on our trains.
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2016
Autumn Whisky Festival
During the Autumn Whisky Festival, trains ran from Friday 23rd September 2016 to Sunday 25th September 2016. Complimentary whisky sampling and shortbread were available on the trains at our normal fares. Events running in conjunction with the railway included distillery visits to Strathisla and Glenfiddich, and Nosing and Tasting sessions on the train. With the exception of our scheduled services, most of these events required to be booked.
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October 2016
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
December 3rd / 4th, 10th / 11th & 17th / 18th 2016
Booking essential for these trains and are now being taken. To book online go to Contact Us page, select “Santa Train Bookings” from the drop down list and put “Santa Bookings” in the Subject box. In the “Message box” put the date and time of the train you wish to book, names and ages of children, whether boy or girl, for children under 3 advise if a visit to Santa required (see notes above) and adult names. Don’t forget to include your email address otherwise we can’t contact you! Use this link to get to the Contact Us page Contact Us
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.
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.
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