Volunteer Run Since 1979

Sulzer Symphony - Diesel Weekend

12th Aug, 13th Aug, 14th Aug

Friday 12th August:  Book now

Saturday 13th August:  Book now

Sunday 14th August:  Book now

3-Day All Intensive Diesel Services! Tickets on sale now!

Our August Diesel Weekend is back again - not to be missed! Diesel fans will want to mark this date in their diary - join us for some rare mileage behind our fleet of diesel locomotives. 

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
Family 2 Adults & 3 Children

£30.00*

£49.00
* Available for a reduced price (£25) on Friday 12th August only.

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

Train Timetable

Friday 12th August

Bridge of Dun 10:15 11:35 12:55 14:15 15:35
Brechin 11:00 12:20 13:40 15:00 16:15
Note: On mobile, scroll left and right to see full timetable.

Saturday 13th August

Bridge of Dun 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00
Brechin 09:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30 17:30
Note: On mobile, scroll left and right to see full timetable.

Sunday 14th August

Bridge of Dun 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00
Brechin 09:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30 17:30
Note: On mobile, scroll left and right to see full timetable.

Classic Bus Timetable (13th & 14th August Only)

The Angus Transport Group will be operating a selection from their fleet of classic buses, providing a FREE transport link between Montrose and Bridge of Dun Station on Saturday & Sunday Only.

Bridge of Dun (Train) Depart **** 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 **** 1500 1600 1700 ****
Bridge of Dun (Bus) Depart **** 0930 1030 1130 1230 1330 **** 1500 1600 1700 1800
NTS House of Dun (Road End) Depart **** 0935 1035 1135 1235 1335 **** 1505 1605 1705 1805
Montrose High Street (Boots) Depart **** 0940 1040 1140 1240 1340 **** 1510 1610 1710 1810
Montrose Railway Station (MTS) Depart 0845 0945 1045 1145 1245 1345 **** 1515 1615 **** 1815
NTS House of Dun (Road End) Depart 0852 0952 1052 1152 1252 1352 **** 1522 1622 **** ****
Bridge of Dun (Bus) Arrive 0855 0955 1055 1155 1255 1355 **** 1525 1625 1730 ****
Note: On mobile, scroll left and right to see full timetable.

Other Service Information

Cab rides

We are unfortunately not able to offer cab rides this year.

Brakevan Rides (13th & 14th August Only)

A preservation first! The oldest surviving Class 11, No. 12052, will be operating brakevan rides at Brechin station. Entry onto the brakevan rides will only be permitted with a valid rover ticket for the branch line services that day - ticket checks will be carried out by attendants. Please note that this will only be operating on 13th & 14th August due to volunteer availabilities.

Locomotive Line-Up

  • D5314 and D5370 will be operating the branch line services.
  • Subject to locomotive and volunteer availabilities, it is hoped that 08046 will pilot the last train on the Friday. Please refer to the locomotive roster.
  • Thumper 1132 will on static display in Platform 3 at Bridge of Dun.
  • 12052 will be used on brake van rides over the Saturday and Sunday of the Gala 
  • A selection of the railway's other diesel locomotives will be visible from the branch line train (weather dependant). Saturday/Sunday only.

Locomotive Roster

To be announced on Thursday 11th August - please see the CRDG Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Food & Drink

Our on-train bar will be serving a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, subject to availability, while stocks last. Saturday & Sunday Only - service subject to volunteer availability.

The Whistle Stop Coffee Shop will be open at Brechin station, serving a variety of hot and cold food and drinks (including cooked breakfasts). Open 10am - 4pm.

The Bufferstop Buffet at Bridge of Dun will also be open all day, serving a selection of snacks and drinks.

Visiting Using Public Transport

Visitors can use Stagecoach service 30/30A from Montrose Rail Station to either House of Dun road end (for 10min walk to Bridge of Dun), or directly to Brechin St Ninian's Square (next to the railway station).

Timetable: https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/Timetables/East%20Scotland/Strathtay/ESCOT_Special_Strathtay_30.pdf

Please note that the railway does not operate this service. Please contact the service operator for queries or visit www.travelinescotland.com for more information.

Disclaimers

In the interests of public safety and security, unfortunately there is no public access to any of our storage or maintenance sheds or access onto the track/lineside. 

There is no public access to non-operational locomotives. Customers must remain on platforms and other specified public areas at all times. 

All locomotives are subject to availability.

Caledonian Railway Brechin Ltd. reserves the right to alter or curtail services without notice.

Tickets

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