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Easter Eggspress

20th Apr, 21st Apr

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Enjoy a fun family day out at the Caledonian Railway!

Steam train services from 11:00 each day!

The Easter Eggspress departs the Caledonian Railway in Brechin this Easter Weekend! With a total journey time of one hour (20 minutes each way), it is the ideal treat that the whole family can enjoy! Each passenger will receive an Easter treat from one of our friendly volunteers whilst on board the train.

Early Bird Discount

Use the discount code 'EASTER19' at the checkout and SAVE 10% on your booking. Offer ends midnight Thursday 28th February!

Service Information

Take a trip on our steam train and receive a chocolate egg from our helpful volunteers whilst you travel. Trains for this service depart from both Brechin and Bridge of Dun stations. Please take careful note of the train time you book and the station it departs from. 

Basin Rambler Bus Service (COMPLIMENTARY)

Why not make it a full day out by taking advantage of the FREE Classic Bus Service operating between our Bridge of Dun station, the House of Dun, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Montrose High Street & Railway Station.

Bridge of Dun Station (Depart) **** 11:35 12:55 14:15 15:35
House of Dun (at door) **** 11:44 13:04 14:24 15:44
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre **** 11:54 13:13 14:33 15:53
Montrose High Street **** 11:58 13:18 14:38 15:58
Montrose Railway Station 10:58 12:00 13:20 14:40 16:00
Montrose High Street 11:00 12:02 13:22 14:42 ****
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre **** 12:07 13:27 14:47 ****
House of Dun (at door) 11:11 12:16 13:36 14:56 ****
Bridge of Dun Station (Arrive) 11:15 12:20 13:40 15:00 ****
Please note: Bus departs at the same time as the train. 

Miniature Railway Rides (FREE)

Take a trip on our very own miniature railway located on Platform One. Please note that the miniature railway rides are weather permitting.

Brakevan Rides (FREE)

Enjoy a ride in our newly restored LMS brakevan "Phoenix" located on Platform 1 at Bridge of Dun station.

Easter Competition (FREE)

Take part in our Easter Egg competition to be in with a chance of winning a FAMILY ticket of one of our Day Out With Thomas events this summer. Entry forms will be available on the day from the main hall at Brechin station.

Buffets and Gift Shop

On platform one at Brechin Station, we have a Buffet serving hot & cold food and drinks (unfortunately, we are unable to take credit/debit cards here). The buffet will be open from 10:30am to 4:00pm. Also on platform one is our gift shop which will be open from 10:30am to 4:00pm. The shop and Brechin ticket office can take credit/debit cards.

At Bridge of Dun station, the buffet car will be open serving a small selection of snacks and drinks. The classic bus service arrives at this station. The childrens play area will also be available next to our small car park.

Walks Around Bridge of Dun

The Angus countryside is magnificent at this time of year and at Bridge of Dun station you have the choice to extend your visit to include a walk to Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve to see the local wildlife – pick up one of our free “Walks From Bridge of Dun” leaflet from one of our leaflet racks. 


Type Description Open Return One Way
Adult 16 to 59 years £9.00 £8.00
Senior 60 years & over £8.00 £7.00
Child 3 to 15 years £7.00 £6.00
Infant 1 to under 3 years £4.00 £3.00
Baby 12 months & under FREE FREE
Family 2 adults & 2 children £30.00 £27.00
Note: One way fares only available to purchase on the day.


Brechin   11:00 12:20 13:40 15:00 16:15
Bridge of Dun 10:15 11:35 12:55 14:15 15:35  
Note: 10:15 and 16:15 services are diesel hauled. 16:15 is one way.

How long does the train journey last for?

Journey time between stations is 20 minutes. A return journey lasts around 1 hour.

What is an Open Return/One Way ticket?

OPEN RETURN: This allows travel from your origin station at the time specified on the ticket to the other station and then return on any train time. You may return on the next available train or wait for later departures - the choice is up to you.

ONE WAY: This allows travel from your origin station at the time specified on the ticket to the other station only.

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets can be booked in advance by following the ticket links for the desired date (on mobile, please scroll to the bottom of the page) or by calling 0333 666 3366. Once you have completed your booking, you will receive a confirmation email and an e-ticket. E-ticket's can be presented either on a mobile phone, tablet or in printed form. If you do not receive your e-ticket, please check your spam folder before contacting us.

Tickets may also be purchased on the day at Brechin Station but are subject to availability. To avoid disappointment please book in advance. Online bookings are taken up to one hour before departure.

Tickets do not need to be shown at Ticket Office on the day - they will be inspected on the train. If travelling with family or friends why not book as one booking as this will reduce the booking fee.


Tickets are available from our ticket provider using the links below.