Find Scotland Tours that visit Alford Valley Railway.
|Address:||Alford AB33 8XX|
|Opening Hours:||April, May, June & September: Weekends only 12:30 pm to 4 pm |
July to August: Daily 12:30 pm to 4 pm
Trains run every 40 minutes
|Admission:||Museum is free. Train ride from museum to Haughton Park return costs £ 4.50 adult & £ 3.50 child (up to 15yrs)|
|Accessibility:||Yes at the museum, trains are not wheelchair accessible|
Trains first came to Alford in 1859 when the Alford Valley Railway linked Alford with the Aberdeen to Inverness line. In 1966 the Alford Valley Railway was closed in a series of Government cut backs. However local enthusiasts managed to reopen a section of the railway between Alford Station and Haughton Park.
Visitors can buy a single or return ticket to travel a short distance across a golf course and through the woodlands of nearby Haughton Park. It’s a very short ride, but children will enjoy the brightly coloured little trains.
At one end of Alford station, the old waiting room contains a basic display of railway artefacts and a few large scale models of steam trains. The exhibition doesn't really merit the title of museum as it is quite limited.
Also at Alford Station, there is a recreation of a ticket office from the 1900s. The ticket office comes complete with Ticket Master mannequin in period dress. Close to the station is a small engine shed where a collection of engines are maintained. Entrance to Alford Station is free.