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Brechin DD9 7AF
Standard Gauge Railway
Caledonian Railway - The Caledonian Railway is a four mile standard gauge railway located in the North East of Scotland. The line runs from the Victorian terminus station at Brechin through the Angus countryside to what was once a mainline station at Bridge of Dun.
The Caledonian Railway is a four mile standard gauge railway located in the North East of Scotland. The line runs from the Victorian terminus station at Brechin through the Angus countryside to what was once a mainline station at Bridge of Dun, this station being on the west coast mainline from London to Aberdeen via Glasgow. Bridge of Dun station was also a regular stopping point for the Royal Train en route to Ballater. Passenger services stopped running to Brechin in 1952 with goods trains running until 1981.
With catering facilities at Brechin & Bridge of Dun and a Gift Shop at Brechin, whether you are a railway enthusiast or a busy parent looking for a great day out for all the family - try a visit to the Caledonian Railway.
Tank engine (steam)
Class 26 diesel locos D5301 (26001) and D5314 (26014).
The gauge is 4ft 8½inches.
The railway is 4 Miles in length.
The line was originally built in 1848 and became part of the original Caledonian Railway in 1865.
Steam trains officially stopped running on the mainline on 11th August 1968, but here at the Caledonian Railway you can enjoy the delights of steam every summer Sunday.
Take a leisurely ride to Bridge of Dun on one of our steam hauled trains or start your journey at Bridge of Dun Station. We offer all day tickets that allow you to travel on as many departures as you wish and the price for these has been held at 2013 prices. In addition we offer return and single tickets.
Brechin city centre is a short walk and at Bridge of Dun station you could always take a walk up to House of Dun, a National Trust property about 20 minutes away.
The Angus countryside is magnificent at this time of year, so you may like to include a trip to the National Trust property at House of Dun during your visit. This is a mere twenty minute walk from our station, and you can jump on a later train to return to Brechin.