Caledonian Railway (Brechin)

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The Caledonian Steam Railway (Brechin) Ltd is a private limited company formed by a group of steam railway enthusiasts, the Brechin Railway Preservation Society, with the object of operating a railway service on the former Caledonian Railway line between Brechin and Montrose, Angus, Scotland. This line was closed for passenger traffic during the early 1950s but final closure did not occur until the early 1980s.

The line has now been re-instated for the 4 miles (6.4 km) between Brechin railway station and Bridge of Dun railway station and since 1993 trains have run at weekends during the summer as well as on special occasions at other times of the year. The two railway stations have also been refurbished. Although the line originally went all the way to Montrose, which is still a station on the main rail network, there are no immediate plans to link the Brechin line back into the main rail network. However this is still seen as a long term aim as it would only require the re-instatement of a short length of track.


  • Steam locomotives
    • Peckett 0-4-0 ST 1376 "BAC No1" Static Display (In Percy guise).
    • Barclay 0-4-0 ST 1863. Under Overhaul.
    • Peckett 0-6-0 ST 1889 "Menelaus" Awaiting restoration.
    • Barclay 0-6-0 ST 2107 "Harlaxton" (In Thomas guise). In service.
    • W.G. Bagnall 0-6-0 ST 2897 "Diana". Private Owner. Future Unknown.
    • W.G. Bagnall 0-6-0 ST 2749. Private Owner. Future Unknown.
    • W.G. Bagnall 0-6-0 ST 2759. Private Owner. Future Unknown.
    • Peckett 0-6-0 ST 2153. Awaiting restoration.
  • Diesel locomotives
    • BR 0-6-0 Class 08 no. 08046 Under Repair (Bridge of Dun Pilot)
    • BR 0-6-0 Class 11 nos. 12052 Under Overhaul and 12093 Operational (Brechin Station Pilot)
    • BR Bo-Bo Class 25 nos. 25072 Stored Unserviceable and 25083 Stored Unserviceable
    • BR Bo-Bo Class 26 nos. D5301 Operational D5314 Operational and 26035 Stored Unserviceable
    • BR Bo-Bo Class 27 no. 27024 Operational (Visiting the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway)
    • BR Co-Co Class 37 no. 37097 Under Overhaul

External links

Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway · Caledonian Railway at Brechin · Keith and Dufftown Railway · Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway · Royal Deeside Railway · Sanday Light Railway · Scottish Industrial Railway Centre · Strathspey Railway · Vale of Alford Railway

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