Published: 23/06/2017 12:31 - Updated: 23/06/2017 12:37

Railway travels back in time

THE Keith and Dufftown railway turned back time for its annual 1940’s weekend.

NAAFI girls Georgia Cassidy and Ellie Inch at the 1940s weekend.
NAAFI girls Georgia Cassidy and Ellie Inch at the 1940s weekend.

 

Crowds of people turned out on both days to enjoy the packed programme of renactments, demonstrations, displays and memorabilia.

Director Alistair Coull, said: “We had a very good turnout and the weather was just perfect.

“There was something for everyone, and people of all ages enjoyed the attractions.”

Musical entertainment was provided at Dufftown station on the Saturday by the Keith and District Silver Band and a pipe band played on the Sunday.

Volunteers could be seen in period costumes, with some military personnel patrolling the station platforms with replica weapons.

On board the four-carriage train, visitors were treated to a series of renactments.

Among the attractions at the Keith and Dufftown stations were: a field gun, farmers’ display, model steam engines, vintage cars and engines and display of memorabilia from the time.

At Dufftown station there was a museum with various period items, including a wedding dress.

For the full story see The Banffshire Herald.

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