Author:   Keith Fenwick

Published:   2023
Edition:   Paperback
Pages:   88
Condition:   New

Genre:   Great North of Scotland Railway (GNSR)

Status:   In Stock


The Deeside Line: Scotland’s Royal Railway by Keith Fenwick. The Deeside Line ran from Aberdeen up the Dee Valley to Ballater. Originally built by the independent Deeside Railway, the line became part of the GNSR, then the LNER from 1923 and subsequently the Scottish Region of BR from 1948. Modern traction in 1958 brought hope of a bright future but that was only temporary and the line closed in 1966.

Today the Deeside Way makes use of much of the trackbed and the heritage railway at Milton of Crathes gives people the chance to ride a train on part of the track.

This book is a completely revised publication, based on Royal Deeside’s Railway (published in 1996).


Travel Before the Railway
History of the Railway
Along the Line
Train Services
Royal Train Journeys
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Forest, Farm and Paper
Bus Services
End of the Line
Railway Preservation