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Chronology

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Boat of Garten
Broomhill Junction
Nethybridge
Ballifurth Farm
Grantown on Spey (East) (GNSR) 
Cromdale
Cromdale distillery branch
Dalvey Mains
Dalvey
Advie
Ballindalloch
Blacksboat
Knockando
Gilbey's Cottage
Knockando House
Imperial Cottages
Carron
Dailuaine Halt
Dailuaine distillery branch
Aberlour
Craigellachie
Dufftown

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Great North of Scotland Railway
Morayshire Railway
Keith and Dufftown Railway
Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Highland Railway

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Strathspey Railway

This railway is closed and is now the Strathspey Way.

A preserved line of the same name runs between Aviemore and Broomhill along a portion of the former Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.

The railway provided a service from Boat of Garten to Dufftown. Connections were provided at Craigellachie to Elgin (via the Morayshire Railway) and Dufftown to Aberdeen (via the Keith and Dufftown Railway and the Great North of Scotland Railway). Connections were provided at Boat of Garten to Inverness and Perth (via the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway and later the  Highland Railway).

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Act 17 May 1861
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Opened 1 July 1863
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Clickable map of the Strathspey Railway.


Craigellachie, Speyside platform, looking East.

Local area 

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This line runs by the River Spey from Boat of Garten to Craigellachie. The line served a number of distilleries.

Chronology

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Description of route

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From Boat of Garten to Craigellachie. 

Boat of Garten 

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The Railway made use of this Highland Railway station on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway. See the Highland Railway entry. HR and GNSR tracks ran separately to Broomhill Junction where they diverged.

Broomhill Junction

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The Strathspey Railway divereged from the Inverness and Perth Railway at this location. 

Nethy Bridge 

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This was a single platform station. The platform and building remain.

Ballifurth Farm

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This was a halt with a short concrete platform.

Grantown-on-Spey East

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The station building (derelict) and platforms remain. A number of cottages have been recently converted into houses.

Cromdale 

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The platform remains, and the building is now a house.

Cromdale distillery branch

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This branch ran south from the main line, from a junction facing west.

Dalvey Mains 

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This was a halt.

Dalvey 

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This station was closed at an early date.

Advie 

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This station's platform remains. The timber building has gone. There have been two Advie stations as the station was re-located.

Ballindalloch 

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The station platform and building remain.
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Blacksboat 

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The station building and platform remain.

Knockando 

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This station is within the grounds of a distillery. The station's platforms and station buildings remain. The station was originally known as 'Dalbeallie' (with thanks to K. Fenwick).

Gilbey's Cottage 

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Knockando House

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Imperial Cottages

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Carron 

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The station building, partly infilled platforms, goods yard and some lengths of rail within the nearby distillery remain here.

Dailuaine Halt 

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The timber platform remains here.

Dailuaine distillery branch

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Aberlour 

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The left view shows the station as it is today. This station had two platforms, the Westbound one has been removed. Off to the left of the view is the goods shed, which is shown in the right hand photograph. The view looks towards Aviemore. The station building was of the same style as that at Insch on the Great North of Scotland Railway. 

Craigellachie 

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This view looks East towards Dufftown. The view shows the Speyside platform. Off to the left there were two further platforms for the route to Elgin. These have been removed in road improvements. To the left there were a number of sidings and a goods shed. This area is now a car park. This was the junction for the Morayshire Railway. 

Dufftown 

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An end-on junction was made here with the Keith and Dufftown Railway. 
 

Ordnance Survey Grid References

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1. NH.943.188 Boat of Garten
2. NH.977.218 Broomhill Junction
3. NJ.001.207 Nethybridge
4. NJ.014.236 Ballifurth Farm
5. NJ.038.262 Grantown on Spey 
6. NJ.072.286 Cromdale
7. NJ.077.273 Cromdale distillery branch
8. NJ.112.322 Dalvey Mains
9. NJ.117.325 Dalvey
10. NJ.127.346 Advie
11. NJ.166.366 Ballindalloch
12. NJ.183.388 Blacksboat
13. NJ.192.417 Knockando
14. NJ.194.416 Gilbey's Cottage
15. NJ.204.423 Knockando House
16. NJ.213.418 Imperial Cottages
17. NJ.222.413 Carron
18. NJ.254.423 Dailuaine Halt
19. NJ.265.436 Aberlour
20. NJ.293.452 Craigellachie
21. NJ.323.444 Dufftown

Page created on 27/01/1997
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford