Aviemore Shed

Location type

Loco shed

Names and dates

Aviemore Shed (1898-1968)
Aviemore Shed (1978-)

Where: Highland
Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.

Description

This is a working shed, used by the Strathspey Railway [Preserved].

This shed opened at Aviemore in 1898, the junction between the Highland Railway^s lines to Inverness and Forres. The shed is a four road shed, approached from the south. William Roberts was the architect.

A corrugated iron shed was erected for carriages in 1910, providing extra accommodation for locomotives when required. This was in the ^V^ of the junction of the two routes.

Going north west from Aviemore to Inverness the Slochd Summit is crossed, locomotives from Aviemore being available to assist. Also nearby were the climbs to Dava and, following the closure in 1920 of Kingussie Shed, Druimuachdar Summit.

The shed^s turntable was to the south, approached either from the island platform line at the station, to the south, or the shed and coaling platform, north.

British Railways assigned the code 60B, with Boat of Garten Shed as a sub shed.

After closure track was lifted, but was subsequently restored by the Strathspey Railway [Preserved] which operates the shed. Track within the shed was recycled from Perth Shed [HR].

The turntable from Kyle of Lochalsh^s Kyle Shed was relocated here. It is to the south of the shed, approached from the shed.

A carriage shed has been erected on the site of the former carriage shed, in the ^V^ of the junction.

Local

Strathspey Railway

Tags

Shed preservation heritage

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map




Books


Highland Railway Album: No. 1

Highland Railway Album: No. 2

Highland Railway Carriages and Wagons

Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail

The Highland Railway

The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2