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Walking Britain's Lost Railways

  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Nature
  • History
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Episode 4: Aberdeenshire

Summary

Until it closed in 1966 the Deeside Railway followed the River Dee upstream from Aberdeen into what is now the Cairngorms National Park. As luck would have it, Queen Victoria purchased Balmoral just as the line was set to open, giving the route prestige. Rob Bell retraces the route, visiting a shooting estate, tossing a caber and finding an unmistakable Highland `brand' that all owe their existence to this royal railway age. He also explores a quiet valley of cattle farming and timber sawmills, and, in truth, a simple railway that struggled for decades to justify its own existence, despite its royal veneer.

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PresenterRob Bell

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Executive producerFintan Maguire
Executive producerMelanie Darlaston
Series producerOwen Rodd

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  • Episode 4

    Aberdeenshire

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    Summary

    Until it closed in 1966 the Deeside Railway followed the River Dee upstream from Aberdeen into what is now the Cairngorms National Park. As luck would have it, Queen Victoria purchased Balmoral just as the line was set to open, giving the route prestige. Rob Bell retraces the route, visiting a shooting estate, tossing a caber and finding an unmistakable Highland `brand' that all owe their existence to this royal railway age. He also explores a quiet valley of cattle farming and timber sawmills, and, in truth, a simple railway that struggled for decades to justify its own existence, despite its royal veneer.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | SUB

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterRob Bell

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerFintan Maguire
    Executive producerMelanie Darlaston
    Series producerOwen Rodd
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