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Fab day with Thomas the tank

Had an amazing day at Caledonian railway with Thomas the tank. Our boys 2 and 5 loved seeing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janine S
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What a great place!

This volunteer run railway from the beautifully maintained Brechin Station to the country stop at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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All aboard for a great day out at the Caledonian Railway in Brechin! The railway runs steam and historic diesel trains during the Summer months as well as selected dates during the year.A not for profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers, the...more
2 Park Road | Park Road, Brechin DD9 7AF, Scotland
+44 1356 622992
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing day at Caledonian railway with Thomas the tank. Our boys 2 and 5 loved seeing Thomas, Percy and Diesel and going on board Thomas was an big hit! Friendly volunteers and great day out.

Thank Janine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This volunteer run railway from the beautifully maintained Brechin Station to the country stop at Bridge of Dun is a real gem. The team do a wonderful job in the preservation of the railway heritage. I visited with son and grandchildren, and two of us...More

Thank crawfie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steam train with fish and chips served on departure, apple turnover on return. What more could you want? Steam hauled carriages and in a reserved seat so no worries about not sitting with friends. Recommended this summer evening treat. The volunteers make this trip, working...More

2  Thank Maurice M
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is not the most preserved railway, however they do open and run trains to continue the restoration they are doing. It's a beautiful part of Scotland and the trip to Dun is well worth it. Get off and do some of the local walks....More

Thank jennifer c
Reviewed 18 June 2018

great trip back in time. fun for all ages. look out for specials like thomas the train fantastic day for young kids.

1  Thank K640FErobertm
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I bought this for my Husband for his Birthday/Christmas and it was worth every penny. I paid for both places as I thought he'd have a better day with a friend so one of his friends went with him even though it wasnt something he...More

1  Thank Trina1505
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The railway is manned by volunteers dedicated to either steam trains or old diesels. We went in a 1960s carriage through the peaceful countryside, shutting farm gates as we went!! Well...we didn't, but it happened! Manned by enthusiasts it was an interesting and fun ride....More

Thank maggie9
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Today we had our first trip on the easter eggspress and throughly enjoyed it. My 2 year old daughter had the best time staff were all lovely very happy and cheerful. We stay in Montrose and got on the old vintage bus the Basin Rambler...More

Thank lilmizzsunshine2018
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

On our 3rd Santa 🎅 Special trip today and the magic for our 6yr old boy hasn't faded. Well organised, well presented facilities and trains/carriages.I wish to congratulate all of the volunteers for constantly making the trip so special. Well done everyone and thank you.

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Very enjoyable visit, travelling behind a steam engine through the countryside. Not expensive to experience the late 1960's when steam was an every day thing . Good for all ages even those who are new to steam travel. Small café on site to have a...More

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27 June 2018|
Response from Andy_Pegg_23 | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed on the daytime trains. They must be kept under control and on the floor. Any mess must be cleaned up by the owners.
21 June 2017|
Response from Andy_Pegg_23 | Property representative |
Yes, food is included in the price.