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




Nearby stations
Broomhill
Nethy Bridge
Ballifurth Farm Halt
Boat of Garten
Grantown-on-Spey West
Grantown-on-Spey East
Carrbridge
Castle Grant Platform
Cromdale
Aviemore Speyside
Aviemore
Base Station
Shieling Station
Dalvey Farm Halt
Dalvey [2nd]
Spey Viaduct [Broomhill]
River Dulnain Viaduct
Boat of Garten Shed
Carrbridge Heritage Park
Old Pack Horse Bridge
Dulnain Viaduct [Carrbridge]
Laggantygown Loop
Baddengorm Burn Viaduct
Castle Grant Estate Bridge
Aviemore Shed
Tourist/other
Carrbridge Golf Club
Castle Grant [Castle]
Dalfaber Level Crossing
Balmenach Distillery
Huntly^s Cave
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Racing on parallel lines


Although not a particularly long length, train crews could indulge in racing between Broomhill Junction and Boat of Garten. That station, and its north signal box, being Highland Railway the winner was a foregone conclusion!


Dates

  /  /1915Aberdeen Railway
Agreement with Montrose Town Council to stop up and divert Rosehill Road (just south of Broomhill Junction). A level crossing was closed and road diverted to run along the west side of the line to Broomhill Junction.

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