A history of the Alford Valley Railway, the branch line that literally put Alford on the map. A story of Aberdeen Angus cattle, granite and new mobility.
Featuring a fabulous collection of photographs held jointly by the museum and the Great North of Scotland Railway Association and a script describing the route, station by station, of this remarkable branch line known as the Alford Valley Railway.
The script is the work of Dr Mike Cooper of the GNSRA and describes the human story of the line. Included is the 'raison d'etre' for the final choice of route to Alford: the close proximity of Kemnay and Tillyfourie granite quarries that made the AVR the most profitable branch of the NE rail network.