Aviemore | Boat of Garten | Broomhill


In light of the UK & Scottish Government advice, in March we made the difficult decision to delay the opening of The Strathspey Railway for the 2020 season until the guidance had stabilised and it became safe, practical and economic to implement and there was a possibility of re-opening the Railway to visitors.

The wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is still our absolute priority and matters of Health and Safety have our full attention.

The Strathspey Railway is directed and run by Volunteers and current circumstances still have a substantial impact on its future. Please help by donating to give the railway a reasonable chance to be able to continue its operations into the future.

• The Strathspey Railway cannot claim insurance compensation for business interruption.
• The government has not offered monetary aid to the heritage sector.
• The only government help currently available would put the railway into significant debt, which would undoubtedly take years to pay off and potentially put its assets at risk during this period.
Help us maintain Steam in the Highlands, and the people that contribute and depend on our activities maintaining its local presence.




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Caledonian 828 and Ivatt 46512 at Boat of Garten station

40 years of Steam Rail Travel in the Highlands

The Strathspey Railway invites you to step aboard our trains this year and help celebrate forty years of the return of steam travel through the Highlands of Scotland.

Brought back to life in 1978 by a dedicated group of volunteers, this ten mile restored section of the original Highland Railway Line enables you to travel back in time to an era when steam whistles blew , carriage doors slammed shut and there was a familiar click-clack, rhythm of the rails, as the train travels along the track.

Looking for a truly memorable Gift Experience for a loved one?

Why not have a look at our railway Gift Vouchers.
To book Gift Voucher click HERE.

All unused vouchers purchased for our 2020 season will be valid for our 2021 season

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Don’t take our word for it

Here are some recent comments from Trip Advisor 

Excellent train trip and dinner
Great steam train trip from Aviemore to Broomhill, with stops along the way. Lovely dinner on board served by very friendly and efficient staff. Highly recommend. Nice touch with piper on the platform on departure.

Name – Liz B (June 2019)

If you like train rides, this is for you. Train travels between Aviemore and Boat of Garten and then back again. Old style train cars with actual steam locomotive. With reservations, you can dine on the train and watch the scenery passing by. Was worth the visit.

Name – Mantasatnite (May 2019)

Joined my sister, wife and I for afternoon tea. What a great experience. Realy good value for money. I have had this type of afternoon before on Blue Bell railway. This compares favourably. Everyone we came into contact with was very jolly. It was raining out side. But who comes to Scotland for a sun tan? the staff on board delivered really good food and wine. Great way to spend an afternoon. Equals a trip to Nessy.

NameJ5309HCgeorgeh (May 2019)











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Strathspey Railway Company
Aviemore Station
Dalfaber Road
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Company Number : SC049011