Keith and Dufftown Railway on track for event

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The Keith & Dufftown Railway Association is preparing for the biggest event in its history since the line was saved in 1993 and fully re-opened in 2001.

A Steam Weekend has been arranged for the weekend of Friday to Monday, October 12 to 15 inclusive, in order to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the 11 mile line in 1862.

The association is run entirely by a small group of around 30 dedicated and hard working volunteers and operates the most northerly heritage railway line in the U.K.

It is anticipated that the Steam Weekend will boost membership and inspire more like-minded individuals to join the team of volunteers in order to ensure continued conservation and development of this wonderful line.

Association chairman Rod Furr concludes: “The Keith & Dufftown is an amazing success story and we are now recognised as a highly popular visitor attraction and as a major contributor to the local economy.

“The Steam Weekend will provide a further boost to the area, both during the weekend itself and from the lasting benefits accruing from increasing our profile further. We invite everyone locally and in the North East of Scotland and from further afield to join and enjoy our celebrations”.

Each day trains will depart Dufftown at 11am, 1.45pm and 4.15pm and from Keith Town at 12.25pm, 3pm and 5.30pm.