This railway is closed to passengers. Track still exists between Alves and just south of Burghead (New) Station. Passenger services are still provided by ScotRail between Inverness and Aberdeen. Freight operated intermitantly to Roseisle, near Coltfield, although the trackbed is now in poor condition (2010).
|22/12/1862||Burghead Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)|
Alves to Burghead Harbour (Burghead [1st]) opened.
|/ /1864||Burghead Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)|
|/ /1865||Burghead Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway)|
Wards renamed Coltfield Platform.
These locations are along the line.
This is the junction for the Hopeman Branch (Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway). Both the branch and main line are single track. The branch joins so that trains from the east may run straight onto the branch. The junction is not far west of the former Alves station.
This station was on the east side of the line. It was close to Easter Coltfield and a little way to the south of a road bridge. There was a short platform later supplied with a waiting shelter.
This blower was located south of Burghead [1st] and Burghead [2nd] on the line to Alves. There were two long runs of snowblower style structures, only built on the west side of the line. The structures protected the line from sand being blown onto the railway from the nearby Culbin Sands.
This was the original terminus of the line from Alves. The Station Hotel still stands nearby today. Platforms remain, both passenger and goods. The engine shed was to east and lines carried on to quaysides to west.