Local Area - Out & About - Steam Railway
Whatever your age, come aboard The Strathspey Railway and relive the sights and sounds of the steam age - it is part of your past, your heritage. Travel on a memorable little journey from nearby Broomhill, better known to many as Glenbogle from the BBC TV Series "Monarch of the Glen".the hotel to the beautifully restored Aviemore Station, the largest on the Highland Railway system outside Inverness. Relax, enjoy a snack or a dram or simply view the heather moorland and the Cairngorm Mountain range from the carriage window; scenes almost unchanged in a hundred years. Pass the large locomotive shed (not open to the public) built in 1897 which is the railway's main workshop, where the line's engines are lovingly restored and maintained by the Company's craftsmen and volunteers of the Strathspey Railway Association, using the traditional skills of the engineer.
The Keith and Dufftown Railway (WINNERS OF THE 2001 HERITAGE RAILWAY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL AWARD) - an eleven mile line linking the World's Malt Whisky Capital, Dufftown, to the market town of Keith.
Alford Valley Railway is still run through the efforts of volunteers, operating alongside paid drivers, guards and line maintenance crew. The centre of activity today is around the Alford Valley Railway Museum, which lies just to the north of the centre of Alford.
Maud Railway Museum - near Aberdeen - See a fantastic exhibition of Railway memorabilia related to the days of Steam travel in the Scotland's North East.