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  • Sci Fi Weekend

    Our popular Sci-Fi on the Sidings event returns for the 1 and 2 April 2017 and it’s bigger and better than ever. This year we have a veritable galaxy’s worth of intergalactic thrills and space borne spills.


    New attractions include visits from everyone’s favourite E-Ts, the alien from Alien and the predator from Predator. Take a trip through a wibbly-wobbly time vortex with a certain Doctor Who, enjoy Jurassic japes with the Dinosaurs from Jurassic World, take a spin on Flash Gordon’s Rocket Cycle, have a natter with Knight Rider’s Kitt and much more besides!

    Tickets cost £14.80 per adult, £13.30 per concession and £9.40 per child. Come in costume with a friend and enjoy 2 4 1 travel! For more information and to book online click here.

  • Following on from the success of our Spring Steam Gala, we are delighted to announce the first guest locomotive for our Autumn Steam Gala … *drumroll*

    LNER A4 60009 “Union of South Africa”

    “Union of South Africa” will be one of the guest stars at our popular Autumn Steam Gala on the 14 & 15 October.

    For those of you that need a Sir Nigel Gresley fix a little sooner than October, the locomotive will be taking to our tracks over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (14 – 17 April), subject to the completion of repairs. More information to be announced soon!

    Thanks to Ian Riley, John Cameron and the Lochty Railway Company. Photo: Ian Chapman

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