All aboard for the Keith and Dufftown Railway 1940s weekend
Keith and Dufftown Railway will be back in the 1940s this weekend (Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June) with special train trips between Keith and Dufftown, railway staff in 1940s costumes, and wartime-themed displays for visitors. Highlights this year will include:
a ‘Land Army’ display including tractor and chickens, and a repro NAFFI wagon supplying cold drinks and snacks at Dufftown Station
a 1940’s ‘front room of a house’, all laid up for Sunday dinner together with a display about ‘rationing’, at Keith Station
a representation of an Anderson shelter with the Home Guard, and a “Dig for Victory” vegetable plot on the platform at Keith.
Organiser, Nigel Bodiam, said: “This year we have built on the success of the 2013 1940s weekend, keeping all the popular elements and adding new ones too. The 2013 event helped raise vital funds for the railway, as well as over £400 for Help for Heroes. We are hoping for an even more successful weekend this year.”
For further information about the event, including prices and times, please visit www.hearthighland.org or www.keith-dufftown-railway.co.uk.
The 1940s weekend at Keith and Dufftown Railway is part of the “My heart’s in the Highlands” Homecoming 2014 programme of special events at museums and heritage sites around the Highland and Moray Council areas exploring and celebrating what makes the Highlands special to people who live here, and to people around the world. Further details, including how to download the free new “Hearthighland” iPhone/iPad app with its calendar of over 200 events as well as a special feature allowing you to upload your thoughts and photos of the Highlands, can be found on http://www.hearthighland.org/
“My heart’s in the Highlands” is being run by the Highland and Moray Museums and Heritage Partnership, a new group bringing together The Highland Council, High Life Highland, the Highland Museums Forum, Moray Heritage Connections and the National Trust for Scotland.
The project has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland, the Highland Culture Fund, The Highland Council, the Highland Museums Forum and the National Trust for Scotland.