Aberfeldy Branch (Inverness and Perth Junction Railway)

Introduction

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






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.



This was a three platform station with two platforms on either side of the loop and a second face of the northbound platform served the Aberfeldy branch, there being a loop alongside the curving platform. The main station building was on the southbound main line platform and there was a waiting room on the northbound and Aberfeldy platform between the two platform faces.
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Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
A mile west of Ballinluig the Aberfeldy branch crossed the Balnamuir Burn. The old railway bridge is seen here in the spring of 2003 looking back ...
John Furnevel 19/05/2003
A northbound HST stopped at Ballinluig on 20 July 1984. The train was held awaiting removal of a digger from the line through Killiecrankie Pass, ...
Bill Roberton 20/07/1984
The station buildings at Ballinluig in 1975, ten years after closure. [Ref query 14 July 2018]
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Bill Roberton //1975
Class 5MT 45361 exchanging tablet at Ballinluig in June 1958. ...
David Murray-Smith 21/06/1958
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This single track viaduct was immediately west of Ballinluig station on the Aberfeldy Branch (Inverness and Perth Junction Railway). It has been demolished and the site is now occupied by a road bridge on the A827. This road bridge replaced an 1889 bowstring girder bridge which was just to the north. This, in turn, replaced the Ballinluig Ferry - which was still the method of crossing the ...

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This viaduct, ^A^ listed, should not to be confused with the now demolished Ballinluig Viaduct which crossed the River Tummel and was just to the east. This bridge crosses the River Tay. The bridges were very similar in appearance. Both were designed by Joseph Mitchell.
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A side view of the community owned Logierait Viaduct and sign showing its website
John Yellowlees 01/07/2017
A vew from the former railway bridge over the River Tay on 4th November 2018. The Church of Logierait, on the north bank of the Tay, dates from 1806 ...
Alan Cormack 04/11/2018
Logierait Viaduct is the only community-owned viaduct. The plaque reads:

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John Yellowlees 01/07/2017
The plate at the west end of Logierait Viaduct, photographed in 2003. View across the Tay towards Ballinluig. For a general view of the bridge itself ...
John Furnevel 24/05/2003
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This was a single platform halt with a timber platform and wooden waiting shed. The platform was on the south side of the line.
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Station signpost on the main road at Balnaguard in February 2012. Balnaguard station closed in 1965 along with the rest of the Aberfeldy ...
Bill Roberton 25/02/2012
Looking east at the former site of Balnaguard Halt. ...
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This was a one platform station with a small size Highland Railway timber building.
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55200 enters Grandtully on 1028 Ballinluig to Aberfeldy 21/06/58. ...
David Murray-Smith 21/06/1958
Ex-CR Class 2P 55200 leaves Grandtully on 1028 Ballinluig to Aberfeldy train. ...
David Murray-Smith 21/06/1958
Ex CR Class 2P 0-4-4T 55200, photographed at Grandtully on the 1028 Ballinluig to Aberfeldy train on 21st June 1958. ...
David Murray-Smith 21/06/1958
Remains at Grandtully on the Aberfeldy branch in May 2003 looking east with the trackbed to the right. On the left stood the goods yard, of which the ...
John Furnevel 21/05/2003
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This distillery, opened 1898, is to the east of the former Aberfeldy station. It was served by a pair of sidings on the south side of the railway, approached from the west. The railway formerly passed by the north side of the distillery. To the west access to the sidings was controlled from a signal cabin, not a block post, open from 1897 to 1935. The box was on the north side of the line. The ...

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Rail Served Distilleries
The end is nigh. ...
Brian Forbes /04/2007
1939 Barclay of Kilmarnock pug with a BR(ScR) flat wagon, exhibited at Aberfeldy Distillery, camera on former branch line. ...
Brian Forbes /04/2007
^Dailuaine^ on static display at Dewars distillery, Aberfeldy, in 2003. See image 23450. ...
John Furnevel 18/05/2003
Dewars distillery, Aberfeldy, in 2003 with preserved 0-4-0ST Dailuaine on static display. ...
John Furnevel 18/05/2003
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This was a single ended one track shed just east of the station, accessed from the station, to the west, via the turntable. The turntable was removed by the 1920s.
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Caledonian 0-4-4T 55217 taking water at Aberfeldy shed in the summer of 1960. ...
David Stewart 18/06/1960
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This was a two platform terminus in the east of Aberfeldy. The main platform could accommodate a long train alongside the station building and had a run-round loop and the short platform could take a few coaches and was at the east end of the station.
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Ex-CR Class 2P 0-4-4T 55200 enters Aberfeldy on the 1307 ex Ballinluig in June 1958. ...
David Murray-Smith 23/06/1958
Standard Class 4MT 80093 at Aberfeldy. ...
David Murray-Smith 22/03/1961
Poignant street scene in Aberfeldy on 25 February 2012. The houses in the background are on the site of the goods yard. ...
Bill Roberton 25/02/2012
The approach to Aberfeldy station seen from the end of the platform on 18 June 1960. In the right background 55217 is standing alongside the shed. See ...
David Stewart 18/06/1960
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