A dream from the age of steam: Former Crathes railway station for sale

© Supplied by Aberdeen JournalsThough the Deeside rail line closed to passenger traffic in February 1966 freight trains continued to run until the end of that year. In this picture, the last Deeside freight train gets up steam to make the final run to Culter on December 30 with 30 rail enthusiasts on board. In its heyday the Deeside line carried 72 trains a day, including the suburban service, and with Balmoral near the Ballater terminus, probably carried more Royal passengers than any other line in Britain.
Though the Deeside rail line closed to passenger traffic in February 1966 freight trains continued to run until the end of that year. In this picture, the last Deeside freight train gets up steam to make the final run to Culter on December 30 with 30 rail enthusiasts on board. In its heyday the Deeside line carried 72 trains a day, including the suburban service, and with Balmoral near the Ballater terminus, probably carried more Royal passengers than any other line in Britain.

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