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We are pleased to announce that The Railway Heritage Trust has awarded a further grant of £100,000 to the Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust.

This grant is to support the Restoration of the former Office Buildings and Water Tower on our site. The total budgeted costs for the project are £250,000 and the Trustees are now seeking further grants, donations and sponsorship to allow the project to proceed. Donations towards this target can be made using the link below.






You can join/renew your membership using the link below

You are invited to donate to this Trust via the link below

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For up to the minute information about the trust's activities please see our Facebook page FerryhillRHT

Unfortunately all A1 Railtours have been cancelled for 2022, due to an over running overhaul of Tornado. The dates for 2023 are:

  • Thursday 27th April 2023
  • Thursday 20th July 2023
  • Thursday 27th July 2023
  • Saturday 29th July 2023
  • Saturday 19th August 2023 
  • Thursday 31st August 2023
  • Thursday 7th September 2023
  • Saturday 16th September 2023 

While there is no specific entry charge, visitors are invited to make a donation towards the running costs of the Heritage Centre and Turntable. The Trust is seeking sponsorship for a number of projects including the newly arrived Brake Van. Please speak to any of the Trustees for more information.

The Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust was established in 2007 to take over the remaining building and turntable of the former Ferryhill locomotive depot, restore it and transform the site into a working railway heritage site for the North East of Scotland. In this endeavour, the Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust has had widespread support.

The original Trustees of the Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust were nominated by the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society, the Deeside Railway Company, the Bon Accord Locomotive Society, and the Aberdeen Model Railway Club, demonstrating the commitment of these societies to the success of the FRHT.

The Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust is keen to support direct participation in its activities. Becoming a member of the Ferryhill Railway Trust creates that opportunity. Please contact the Membership Secretary for more information..

The Trust

The Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust was formed in 2007 and granted Scottish Charity status on 14th November 2008 and agreement was reached with Aberdeen City Council for the trust to take over the 1850 Engine shed.

Recent changes to Charity Law has allowed the Trust to move from being an unincorporated charity to a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, SCIO, regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, OSCR. Our charity number is SC 040039.
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The locomotive and station photographs have been donated from several private collections and individuals, which we thank, firstly allowing us to use the photographs and secondly for preserving the history of Aberdeen station (none of Ferryhill station exist, unless you know different) and of Ferryhill MPD from its steam days to its diesel days and to its closure.

The loco photographs range from the humble dock engines right through to the main line express locos and also give a small insight to the life and visitors to Ferryhill through the years. Enjoy.
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Members of FRHT

By becoming a Member of the FRHT you are helping to re-create and preserve some of Aberdeen’s railway heritage.
As a member of the Trust you will be kept up to date with all future developments via a regular newsletter, join the working groups to help with the on-going restoration projects and to have the opportunity to become involved as a volunteer member of staff to help run the visitor centre when it opens.

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  • Phone: 01224-593528

  • Address:
  • FRHT
  • Polmuir Avenue.
  • Aberdeen AB11 7WH