Keith and Dufftown Railway

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The Keith & Dufftown Railway is Scotland's most northerly operational preserved railway.

It takes passengers 11 miles from Dufftown, home to the Glenfiddich whisky distillery, northeast to Keith. There is one station stop at Drummuir.

The original line from Keith Junction to Elgin, operated by Great North of Scotland Railways as an alternative to the Highland Railway route between the same two towns, was closed to passenger traffic in 1968 as part of Dr Beeching's closures. The line to Dufftown was retained for freight services, but from 1985 to 1991 the only trains to use the branch were excursion trains from Aberdeen.

Dufftown to Drummuir was re-opened to passengers by the K&DR on 3rd June 2000 and remaining seven miles to Keith Town opened on 18th August 2001.

At present there is no link to the mainline railway, but Keith Town is only about half a mile from the ScotRail station at Keith.

The railway only operates from Easter to the end of September. Traction is usually a Class 108 DMU.

Also on site at Dufftown is an array of stock, including industrial shunters and the prototype 'PACER' 140001.

Keith Town Station Photo by GGreen

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