The Deeside Line was the Royal railway that ran from Aberdeen city centre through Lower Deeside up to Ballater in Royal Deeside which was the station the Royal family arrived at when going to Balmoral Castle. Despite the Royal connection the line fell victim to the Beeching cuts and was closed in the mid 1960s. The route is now a long distance footpath and part of the national cycle network. Unsurprisingly some stations have gone to housing but this illustrated history show it all in its steamy heydey. softback
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The Vale of Rheidol Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1ft11 3/4 inches (603 mm) narrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 113?4 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales.
Until privatisation, it was the sole steam-operated line on the nationalised British Rail network, steam traction having ceased in 1968 on all other parts of the system. Unlike some other preserved railways in the United Kingdom, the Vale of Rheidol Railway has never closed, with the exception of wartime and has operated a service for tourists through its life. The railway celebrated its centenary in 2002.
The Railway is a charity, meaning the income it generates goes back into the railway, to aid in restoration and running of the steam locomotives. Buying through our online giftshop enables you to get the product you want but also donate to the railway and keep it alive.