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 platform.
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Ex CR Class 2P 55200 leaves Ballinluig on 1445 Ballinluig to Aberfeldy service 210658. ...
David Murray-Smith 21/06/1958
The station buildings at Ballinluig in 1975, ten years after closure. [Ref query 14 July 2018]
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Bill Roberton //1975
Standard Class 4MT 80093 waits in the branch platform at Ballinluig in March 1961. ...
David Murray-Smith 22/03/1961
Class 5MT 45361 exchanging tablet at Ballinluig in June 1958. ...
David Murray-Smith 21/06/1958

This single track viaduct was immediately west of Ballinluig station on the Aberfeldy Branch. 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 river when the railway opened.
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This viaduct should not to be confused with the now demolished Ballinluig Viaduct which crossed the River Tummel and was just to the east. The bridges were very similar in appearance.
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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
A side view of the community owned Logierait Viaduct and sign showing its website
John Yellowlees 01/07/2017
Logierait Viaduct is the only community-owned viaduct. The plaque reads:

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John Yellowlees 01/07/2017
View west across the Logierait Viaduct in 1990, before restoration (a few years after this photograph there was doubt about the future of the bridge, ...
Ewan Crawford //1990

This was a single platform halt with a timber platform and wooden waiting shed.
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This was a one platform station with a small size old Highland Railway timber building. There was a small goods yard with a loading bank at the east end of the station.
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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 0-4-4T 55200, photographed at Grandtully on the 1028 Ballinluig to Aberfeldy train on 21st June 1958. ...
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
The remains at Grandtully on the Aberfeldy branch in May 2003 with the former goods area now used for camping and car parking. View is east along the ...
John Furnevel /05/2003

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

This was a single ended one track shed just east of the station, accessed from the station via the turntable.
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This was a two platform terminus. 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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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 railway station. ...
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. ...
David Stewart 18/06/1960
Looking back towards the station from Aberfeldy shed in the summer of 1960. ...
David Stewart 18/06/1960