Knockando

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Dalbeallie (1899-1905)
Knockando (1905-1965)

Opened on the Strathspey Railway.

Description

This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The station did not open with the line in 1863, but much later in 1899. It was initially named Dalbeallie for a farm to the east, becoming Knockando in 1905.

The goods yard was to the north of the station, approached from the west, from the eastbound loop. To the west was the line to Tamdhu Distillery which was reached by running west from the eastbound loop and then reversal. The signal box opened with the station.

The station closed to passengers in 1965. The line closed between Aviemore and Aberlour in 1968.

The station remains in a good state of preservation with its main station building (on the eastbound platform, closest to the access road), parcels building (LMS period) and signal box ('C listed) at the west end on the eastbound platform. The station was been preserved by the nearby Tamdhu Distillery and is now re-named 'Tamdhu'. It was (and is?) a visitor's centre for the distillery.

Local

Tamdhu Distillery

Tags

Station footpath

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
02/11/2019

Facilities

Listing: C




Dates

01/07/1899Strathspey Railway
Dalbeallie Distillery Siding converted to a station - Dalbeallie.
  /  /1905Strathspey Railway
Dalbeallie renamed Knockando.

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