Dunphail

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Dunphail (1863-1965)

Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station with a passing loop on the single track Aviemore to Forres former main line of the Highland Railway.

The station had a long passing loop, the platforms being relatively short by comparison. The main station building was on the northbound platform, with a waiting room opposite. A footbridge, just to the north of the main building, crossed to the other platform.

The platforms had water columns. The water tank was at the south end of the southbound platform.

The goods yard was north of the station on the west side. It was approached from the south. A pair of sidings served a loading bank and the goods shed, just north of the station building, was reached by reversal. Because of the turnout to the goods yard the platforms were staggered, the northbound platform being a little south of the southbound.

There were two signal boxes, opened in 1885. The north box was between the goods yard sidings and on the west side of the loop. The south box was on the west side of the points at the far south end of the loop.

The station, boxes and line closed altogether in 1965.

The station building, now a house, remains standing.

The Divie Viaduct is to the south of the station.

The Dava Way avoids the station itself but approaches the former station along the trackbed from either direction (Dava Way ).

Tags

Station

External links

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




Dates

03/08/1863Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Forres [2nd] to Aviemore opened. Stations opened at Forres [2nd], Rafford, Dunphail, Grantown [HR], Broomhill, Boat of Garten and Aviemore.
18/10/1965Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Forres [2nd] to Aviemore closed to passengers. Stations closed at Boat of Garten, Broomhill, Grantown-on-Spey West, Dava and Dunphail. Dallas Dhu Siding (excluded) to Boat of Garten (excluded) closed to all traffic. Both Forres West Junction and Forres East Junction to Forres South Junction closed to passengers. Further south on the retained line Kincraig closed.

Books


Highland Railway Album: No. 1

Highland Railway Album: No. 2

Highland Railway Carriages and Wagons

Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail

The Highland Railway

The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2