Carrbridge

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Carr Bridge (1892-1983)
Carrbridge (1983-)

Opened on the Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway).

Open on the Highland Main Line.


Description

This is a two platform station with a passing loop.

There was a sizeable goods yard extensively used by Canadian foresters in both World Wars. A narrow gauge railway (closed and removed) ran westwards from the station to assist logging activities.

The signal box at the south end remained for many years although out of use and is now at Bo'ness. The north signal box was incorporated into the station building (on the southbound platform). Both platform's station buildings remain standing. There is a sand drag at the north end of the station into which an out of control train can be derailed. This is due to the gradient north of the station. The fine lattice footbridge between the platforms still stands.

To the north of the station the line crosses the Baddengorm Burn. This was the site of a terrible crash when the previous bridge was washed away in a flash flood. There is now a much larger Baddengorm Burn Viaduct. Note, immediately north of the station the line crosses the Dulnain Bridge [Carrbridge], the Baddengorm Burn is the next bridge north.

The line is supported and promoted by the Highland Main Line Community Partnership .

02/09/2018

Tags

Station sand drag

External links

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