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Name and dates


Station code: KEH National Rail

Chronology Dates

  /  /1849Great North of Scotland Railway
Shortened route from Keith to Aberdeen Kittybrewster proposed.
  /  /1850Nairn and Elgin Railway
Nairn and Elgin Railway promoted. Offered £40,000 by the Great North of Scotland Railway to continue to Keith.
25/05/1855Great North of Scotland Railway
Keith to Huntly authorised.
10/10/1856Great North of Scotland Railway
Huntly to Keith opened. Stations at: Huntly, Rothiemay, Grange and Keith.
18/08/1858Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Opens from Elgin to Keith.
21/02/1862Keith and Dufftown Railway
Keith to Dufftown opened. Stations at Earlsmill, Botriphinie and Drummuir.
17/01/1898Great North of Scotland Railway
Doubled Rothiemay to Keith opened.
03/10/1966Buckie and Portessie Branch (Highland Railway)
Closed to freight between Keith (excluded) and Aultmore.
13/12/1970Great North of Scotland Railway
Keith to Rothiemay to Huntly singled.
  /  /1976Great North of Scotland Railway
Keith Bond No 2 opened on the site of the GNSR locomotive shed at Keith. Installed for traffic to Chivas Bros Siding [Dalmuir].
01/04/1991Keith and Dufftown Railway
Closed from Dufftown to Keith (closed).
02/07/1997Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Flood damage washes away the railway embankment at two locations (Mosstowie and Llanbryde) between Elgin and Keith. 158727 is cut off at Elgin, in the flooded sidings at Elgin East, and is water damaged.
18/08/2001Keith and Dufftown Railway
First passenger train runs from Dufftown to Keith on the re-opened Keith and Dufftown Railway, with the re-opening of the line beyond Drummuir to Keith Town.

News items

20/06/2023All aboard for the 1940s [Grampian Online]
16/06/20231940s weekend: Journey to the past with the glorious Keith and Dufftown Railway [Press and Journal]
27/04/2023'Just get a move on': Cove Rangers chairman urges progress on Cove and Newtonhill railway stations [Press and Journal]
12/04/2023Pictured: Egg-cellent Easter for rail passengers [Grampian Online]
03/01/2023Three Keith organisations set to receive funding boost [Grampian Online]
23/12/2022Transport Scotland to assess Inverness-Aberdeen travel revamp [BBC News]
02/12/2022Pictures: All Aboard! Keith and Dufftown Railway celebrate the opening of new Dram Tram [Grampian Online]
22/11/2022From the buffers to brand new wedding and whisky venue 1950s Dufftown carriage set to charm visitors [Press and Journal]
21/11/2022Train delays and disruption on two Inverness main lines today [Inverness Courier]
16/11/2022Keith and Dufftown Railway unveil newly renovated function train - the Dram Tram [Grampian Online]