Broomhill Junction

Location type


Name and dates

Broomhill Junction (1866-1968)

Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Strathspey Railway.


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.



Nearby stations
Nethy Bridge
Ballifurth Farm Halt
Boat of Garten
Grantown-on-Spey West
Grantown-on-Spey East
Castle Grant Platform
Aviemore Speyside
Base Station
Shieling Station
Dalvey Farm Halt
Dalvey [2nd]
Spey Viaduct [Broomhill]
Abernethy Timber Siding
River Dulnain Viaduct
Boat of Garten Shed
A95 Bridge [Grantown-on-Spey]
Carrbridge Heritage Park
Old Pack Horse Bridge
Faeshellach Dam
Loch an Spioraid
Dulnain Viaduct [Carrbridge]
Laggantygown Loop
Inverlaidnan Siding
Baddengorm Burn Viaduct
Carrbridge Golf Club
Castle Grant [Castle]
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!

Chronology 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.


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