Dalwhinnie

Dalwhinnie

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Dalwhinnie (1863-)

Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.

Opened on the Dalwhinnie Distillery Branch.

Open on the Highland Main Line.


Description

This two platform station still has a station building, signal box and footbridge. It is located at the north end of the double track section from Blair Atholl. The main building is on the southbound platform. The station is at 1174 ft above sea level.

The station had, from 1885, two signal boxes. Both boxes were on the west side of the line at either end of the station. They were replaced in 1909, with a new box occupying the site of the north box, when the line from Balsporan Signal Box to south was doubled.

The line south reverted to a single track in 1966 and was redoubled in 1978.

Today the line south remains double track and the route north is single.

North of the station is the signal box, and base of a water tank, on the west side with the goods yard sidings, now a permanent way depot, on the east side opposite.

Dalwhinnie Distillery, north of the station on the east side, was served by a siding.

The name arose from the meeting of drove roads at this location, Dail-coinneeamh in Gaelic. The famous Thieves' Road runs south from here by Loch Ericht to Corrour. The other routes are roads today.

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

Local

Dalwhinnie Distillery is north of the station.

Dalwhinnie Distillery

Opposite the station is 2 Station Cottage .


Tags

Station

Facilities

Gaelic name: Dail-coinneeamh





Dates

  /  /1960Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
The double track between Blair Atholl and Dalwhinnie was singled with passing places at Dalnacardoch and Dalnaspidal.
  /  /1970Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Line between Blair Atholl and Dalwhinnie re-doubled. This was done in connection with the oil industry and anticipated extra traffic. The traffic did not increase as much as expected but the double track has been retained.