Volunteer Run Since 1979

Your Visit

Opening Times

We are currently closed for winter maintenance and will open again on Saturday 20th April for our Easter Eggspress.

Our Services

We operate heritage steam & diesel trains on weekends throughout the summer, along with special services such as Day Out With Thomas and Santa Specials on selected days. 

For timetables & fares, please visit our What's On page.

Our Stations

All aboard for a trip down memory lane. Our helpful team of volunteers welcome you onto our steam and diesel hauled trains. Board at either Brechin or Bridge of Dun station.

Eating, Drinking & Gifts

Worked up an appetite during your journey? Then why not visit our buffet outlets at Brechin and Bridge of Dun stations for a selection of hot & cold food and drinks.

Visit our Gift Shop at Brechin station. From our own brand railway themed gifts to our large stock of Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise, there are gifts to suit all ages.

Please note that due to limited staff availabilities, the buffet outlets & gift shop may operate on reduced opening times during your visit. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Please be aware that the Caledonian Railway does not permit smoking on any of its services or within any of its facilities.

Click here to see our Frequently Asked Questions

Access to Sheds, Workshops & Track

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 customers must remain on the platforms and other specified public access areas at all times. Any person(s) found to be in breaching these rules will be removed from the site.

Wheelchair Access

All daytime train services have a wheelchair friendly disabled access saloon with ramped access. Please speak to the train guard to use this facility.

BRECHIN STATION: Access to the station is via the Park Road car parking using the yellow gates onto the platform. If this gate is locked, please speak with station or train staff to have it opened.

BRIDGE OF DUN STATION: Access to the main platform from car park.

TOILETS: Male and female disabled toilets are available at Brechin station. A unisex disabled toilet is available at Bridge of Dun station.


Yes, dogs are welcome during our daytime services. We unfortunately cannot allow dogs onto our evening services.

Dogs must be kept on a lead and under control at all times. On our trains, dogs must not sit on seats/tables and must be kept on the floor. Any mess created must be cleaned up by the owner.


Car parking is available at both of our stations. Please note that the main car park at Brechin station is not available during Day Out With Thomas events due to the fairground attractions.