Location type


Names and dates

Broomhill (1863-1965)
Broomhill (2002-)

Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.
Open on the Strathspey Railway [Preserved].


This is a single platform station on the Strathspey Railway (Preserved). The station is a superb reconstruction of the station in its former form.

The station's gently curving platform is on the east side of the line. It was extended north in timber. There was a goods yard on the east side of the line, south of the station and approached from the north. A goods shed was at the south end of the platform. There was a signal box, from 1885, located on the north side of the station building. On the west side of the line is a former railway cottage.

The station served Broomhill, Dulnain Bridge and a coach ran to Nethy Bridge (with a better placed station on the Great North of Scotland Railway).

It was closed in 1965 and only the stone platform and station cottage survived.

Rebuilding of the station began in the early 1990s with a new station building being erected. The station re-opened with the extension of the preserved line from Boat of Garten in 2002. A loop was installed to the north of the station to allow locomotives to run round (there was no loop at the original station).

Today this is the northern terminus of the line, but extension north to Grantown-on-Spey West is planned.

Alongside the station is a road bridge over the River Spey, the original version of which was erected by the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.


Strathspey Railway


Station terminus preservation heritage

External links

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

Chronology Dates

03/08/1863Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Forres [2nd] to Aviemore opened. Stations opened at Forres [2nd], Rafford, Dunphail, Grantown [HR], Broomhill, Boat of Garten and Aviemore.
18/10/1965Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Forres [2nd] to Aviemore closed to passengers. Stations closed at Boat of Garten, Broomhill, Grantown-on-Spey West, Dava and Dunphail. Dallas Dhu Siding (excluded) to Boat of Garten (excluded) closed to all traffic. Both Forres West Junction and Forres East Junction to Forres South Junction closed to passengers. Further south on the retained line Kincraig closed.
31/05/2002Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Boat of Garten to Broomhill re-opened.
  /  /2007Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Network Rail gifts 1/2 a mile of track from further south on the mainline at Dalreach to be used for the extension of the preserved Strathspey Railway [Preserved] north of Broomhill.
  /  /2008Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
First panel of the extension from Broomhill to Grantown-on-Spey West laid.
26/03/2010Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Formal launch of three mile extension of the Strathspey Railway [Preserved] from Broomhill to Grantown-on-Spey West.

News items

18/07/2014Strathspey steam railway continues to make tracks to Grantown [Strathspey and Badenoch Herald
28/09/2012100-passenger train derails [Press and Journal]
27/03/2009Launch of the 'Rails to Grantown' appeal [Press and Journal]
31/05/2002Boat of Garten to Broomhill re-opened to passengers [Railscot]


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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