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Caledonian Railway

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Brechin, DD9 7AF

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www.caledonianrailway.com

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4ft 8½in

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The Caledonian Railway is a four mile preserved line in Angus, Scotland

The line runs from the City of Brechin to Bridge of Dun Station, 4 miles from the town of Montose.

Brechin Station is an unique example of a Victorian railway terminus with its original character and features well preserved. The earliest part of the station was built in 1848, with the later part being completed in 1896. Passenger trains continued to stop at Brechin until 1952 and goods trains until 1981. Since 1979, when enthusiasts got together to save the line, volunteer effort alone has maintained and operated the railway.

The station at Bridge of Dun, on the old Strathmore line, was a regular stopping point for the Royal Train on its way to Ballater. Today, there is free parking, toilet facilities and a ticket office plus the chance to inspect the Caledonian Railway rolling stock in operation and under restoration. From Bridge of Dun there are many fine walks around the lovely countryside beside Montroe Basin, famous for its wildlife. Also nearby is the House of Dun, a classic Georgian national Trust for Scotland house.