Volunteer Run Since 1979

Diesel Saturdays

15th Jun, 22nd Jun, 6th Jul, 13th Jul, 20th Jul, 10th Aug, 17th Aug, 31st Aug

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Heritage Diesel hauled train services through the Angus Countryside.

Rekindle some forgotten memories or create new ones and see what it was really like to travel in days gone by with our fleet of mainline heritage diesel locomotives and carriages. You can start your journey at either our terminus station in the small town of Brechin of our countryside stop at Bridge of Dun, located about 3 miles west of Montrose.

In the interests of safety and security, please be aware that we DO NOT allow any public access to our storage sheds, workshops or onto the track/lineside. All visitors must remain on the platforms and other specified public access areas at all times.

For general information, including food outlets, our gift shop and more, please see our Your Visit Page.

Fares

Type Description Day Return Day Rover
Adult 16 to 59 years £9.00 £25.00
Senior 60 years & over £8.00 £22.50
Child 3 to 15 years £7.00 £20.00
Infant 2 to 3 years £3.00 N/A

Please note: Day Single tickets are subject to availability and are only available to purchase on the day.

Timetable

Brechin   11:001 12:20 13:40 15:00 16:152
Bridge of Dun 10:15 11:351 12:55 14:15 15:35  
Please note: 16.15 service is one way

Service notes:

  1. Due to a private charter booking, the 11:00 and 11:35 trains on 6th & 20th July & 10th August will not operate.
  2. Due to another event, the 16:15 service will not operate on 31st August.
  3. For any services on 13th July, please refer to the special timetable below.

‚ÄčTimetable (13th July Only)

Brechin   10:30 11:30 14:30 15:30 16:30
Bridge of Dun 10:00 11:00 12:00 15:00 16:00  
Please note: 16.30 service is one way

How long does the train journey last?

Journey times between stations are 20 minutes, with a 15 minute stop off at both stations.

What ticket types are available for this service?

DAY 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.

DAY ROVER: This allows unlimited travel on all Diesel Saturday services for the day of issue.

Things to see and do

The Whistle Stop Coffee Shop

Built up an appetite during your visit? Looking for somewhere to grab a coffee? Then why not visit The Whistle Stop on Platform 1 at Brechin Station.

Offering a wide range of quality, locally sourced food, drinks and home baking, The Whistle Stop is the ideal place to relax, eat and socialise with friends. Visit their Facebook page to find out more.

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 up to the National Trust property at House of Dun and view its extensive gardens – only a 20 minute walk from our station, or perhaps take 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. 

Tickets

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

22nd June

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6th July

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13th July

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20th July

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10th August

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17th August

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31st August

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