Tomatin

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Tomatin (1897-1965)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway).

Description

This was a two platform station. The platforms remain, a loop, closed modern signal box and railway cottages.

The main station building was on the southbound platform with a waiting room opposite. (Similar buildings were at Daviot and Culloden Moor.) The platforms were at the north end of the long loop. The station served Tomatin and the wider Strathdearn area.

Water columns were provided on both platforms. The water tank was south of the station on the west side.

There are sidings, the former goods yard, in use for permanent way at the south end, on the north (up) side. The goods shed was on the siding closest to the loop with loading banks in the northern part of the yard. Approach to the yard is from the east end of the southbound line.

At the west end of the station was a branch to Tomatin Distillery. The branch was accessed by a reversing spur. The spur was on the south side of the line and approached from the west. The distillery siding ran off to the south west.

During renovation of the timber station building in the 1950s the canopy was removed.

From opening until 1968 there were two signal boxes. The north box was just to the east of the distillery headshunt, at the west end of the northbound siding. The south box was at the east end, on the south side of the line, opposite the goods yard turn out.

The station closed to passengers in 1965.

Despite the closure to passengers both boxes were replaced with a single modern brick built box in 1968. The new box is mid-way along the northbound platform.

The new box closed in 1979 when Aviemore signal box took over. The box still stands, out of use.

This former station is at 1029 feet above sea level.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
04/04/2020




Dates

03/05/1965Aberfeldy Branch (Inverness and Perth Junction Railway) Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Aberfeldy branch closed. Aberfeldy, Grandtully, Balnaguard Halt, Ballinluig, Dalguise closed (and Murthly, south of Dunkeld). To the north Killiecrankie, Struan, Dalnaspidal, Tomatin, Moy, Daviot, Culloden Moor closed.