Broomhill Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Broomhill Junction (1866-1968)

Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Strathspey Railway.

Description

This was the point of divergence for the Strathspey Railway from the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway. It was not a junction in the conventional sense.

The lines ran out alongside each other as two single track railways from Boat of Garten. This gave the appearance of a double track railway. Doing so reduced costs as a signal box was not necessary at the junction. The two lines had different colours of ballast, running side by side.

The east track, for the Strathspey Railway/Great North of Scotland Railway, was originally laid by the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway for the other company.

Tags

Junction 11/03/2020




Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Old Grantown to Aviemore: Upper Strathspey

Speyside Railways: Exploring the Remains of the Great North of Scotland Railways and Its Environs

Strathspey Railway: Guide book