Behind the Scenes operational tour FREE

Go Behind The Scenes at The Strathspey Railway!

Shed tours are available on the first Saturday of each month from April to October 2017


Tours are free!

Tours are free and commence at 2.15pm at Aviemore Station, beginning just in time for those returning from Light lunch on the 12.30pm service that departs Aviemore. The duration of the Behind the Scenes tours is approximately 2 hours, but depends on the specific group.

Gain some amazing insights about railway operations!

Go behind the scenes at the last of two former Highland Railway Company sheds, with engines and carriages dating back to the late 1800s. A shed visit is the perfect way to explore The Railway, find out about the engineering and operational side of our heritage railway. We have engines that dates back decades – as far back as 1899! See the engineering expertise required in maintaining and overhauling these historic locomotives. You can also visit the carriage shed and see the work required in maintaining vintage British Rail carriages. You will visit our signal box as part of the tour – this will showcase some of the operational elements of running a historic railway. Historically important locomotive 5025 is currently undergoing a complete restoration in the Workshops where visitors can see the work in progress and learn about its working life. This project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Booking and attending

There is a maximum of 15 people per group for a Behind the Scenes tour. Advance booking is not required, but spaces for the tours are subject to availability on the day! Fancy volunteering and helping us in our sheds and operations? Follow the link below!

The Strathspey Railway's Engine Shed at Aviemore sees some extensive engineering work being carried out year round
The Strathspey Railway engineer working on one of our heritage steam engines

To Volunteer With The Strathspey Railway