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Address: 2 Park Road | Park Road, Brechin DD9 7AF, Scotland
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All aboard for a great day out at the Caledonian Railway in Brechin! The...

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 railway society was established in 1979 to return trains to the historic Brechin branch line. Now trains run on the restored 4-mile long line through the pleasant Angus countryside from the stately Victorian terminus station in the heart of Brechin to the beautiful country station at Dun.The railway's Day Out with Thomas and Santa Specials events are popular with families and an exciting host of evening events provide a night out with a difference.Trains can be chartered for special occasions such as birthdays or weddings. Coach parties and groups welcome.Keep an eye out for special events and days out during the year. We hope to see you boarding the train at Brechin Station soon!

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Great day had by all

It was a long drive from Edinburgh to get there, well worth it though ! We all had a great day,lots of engines and freight trucks to look at.The staff were great and the... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2016
Gary M
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Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

It was a long drive from Edinburgh to get there, well worth it though ! We all had a great day,lots of engines and freight trucks to look at.The staff were great and the facilities were good. Cafe was on a reduced menu as it was Easter but the food that was on offer was really good. Were all looking... More 

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Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We visited the railway with our three daughters age 3, 5 and 7. All were delighted with their trip on the train. The train was warm and cosy. A piper came through the train while we were waiting on Santa and he certainly kept the kids happy playing his small pipes. The tickets were reasonably priced and everyone got a... More 

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Reviewed December 23, 2015

Plenty of old locomotives, lovely short journey in a wonderful location a bit in the middle of nowhere

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 22, 2015

I have no hesitation in recommending this little trip. We all loved it, well apart from the kids, one baby who didn't really know what was going on - apart from being part of the hundreds of photos that were getting taken and a three year old who loves Santa but does not like seeing him in real life. We... More 

Thank Livvvy
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been left disappointed this Christmas with the cost of my children seeing Santa and in return getting a cheap selection box in return, the price doesnt bother me but as they are both under 5 a toy or book would be better than unhealthy sweets, which they will probably get in abundance from family members, so it is... More 

Thank Dbal4
Brechin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

What a wee diamond of a place for the train murder mysteries to the family days out.well worth visiting.just a shame moany old brechiners moan about the parking on the road next to the railway station.Get a grip locals and enjoy the fact that brechin has this in your town you will end up putting people off with your endless... More 

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Reviewed September 13, 2015

We did a murder mystery night on the train. the second we have been at. What a great night fun and laughter from start to finish

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

The Branch Line Society held an event here is September to take rail enthusiasts to parts of the network not normally covered by a passenger train. We also had the opportunity to ride on locomotives not normally used. Everyone at the railway was very friendly and made us all very welcome. The scenery was beautiful and the locomotives looked great... More 

Thank Kev A
Glenrothes, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

We took my two year old nephew to see Thomas he enjoyed his day out, but i feel there could be more to see and do. We also feel there could of been more of a Thomas theme on the train.

Thank Gary P
Aviemore, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2015

A fantastic day out for all the family. At such a good price and you can easy spend hours there. All the staff where so helpful.

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