Ballindalloch

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Ballindalloch (1863-1965)

Opened on the Strathspey Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station at Cragganmore, Ballindalloch Castle was two miles away by road. Nearer was the Cragganmore distillery. The distillery was intentionally opened here due to the proximity of the railway.

The station had a large goods yard to the east, served by reversing from the westbound platform. This had two goods sheds: a large two storey goods shed opened in connection with the distillery on the north side and a conventional goods shed in the middle of the yard.

A signal box opened in 1892. The box was on the west side of the station building on the westbound platform.

The Great North of Scotland Railway introduced a tourist bus service from here to Tomintoul in 1907.

The station closed to passengers in 1965. The signal box and line closed in 1968.

The main station building, on the westbound platform, and the larger goods shed survive.

At the east end of the station the line turned north to cross Ballindalloch Viaduct over the River Spey.

Local

Speyside Way .


Tags

Station footpath

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map