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Aberfeldy Branch

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Ballinluig
Balnaguard Halt
Grandtully
Aberfeldy

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Aberfeldy Branch
(Highland Railway)

This branch is closed. Passenger services are still provided by ScotRail between Inverness and Perth and the nearest station is at Pitlochry.

 
Inverness and Perth Junction Railway Clickable map of the Aberfeldy Branch

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This branch ran up a valley to the town of Aberfeldy. The nearby river is popular for white water rafting and canoeing. There is a base for this at the former intermediary station of Grandtully.

Chronology

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Description of route

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From Ballinluig Junction to Aberfeldy. The line was signalled by traditional semaphore from signalboxes (Ballinluig South (retained until the 1980s), Grandtully, Aberfeldy), until closure.

Ballinluig  

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Opened 1 June 1863
Closed 3 May 1965

This was a station on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway and the junction for Aberfeldy.

Balnaguard Halt

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Opened 2 December 1935
Closed 3 May 1965

This photograph looks towards Ballinluig over the site of Balnaguard Halt. This halt consisted of a wooden platform and shelter. These were located to the right of the trackbed which was in a slight cutting before passing under the bridge the photograph is taken from.

Grandtully

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Opened 3 July 1865
Closed 3 May 1965

The station platforms remain. There was a single platform for passengers and a goods loading bank.

Aberfeldy

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Opened 3 July 1865
Closed 3 May 1965

The station and locomotive shed have been demolished. Slightly further East a locomotive stands on a section of track which has been retained outside the Aberfeldy distillery. The station at Rafford was closed and moved here. Later the station was re-built in a style similar to the station building at Pitlochry. The station had one major platform.


Page created in 1997
Page last edited on: 06/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford