Aviemore | Boat of Garten | Broomhill
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 travelled along the track.
With three train services, each steam operating day, travelling through some of Scotland’s finest scenery, sit back and relax and if you wish there’s food and drink on board. Our on board catering includes Light Lunch on the 12.30 service and Traditional Afternoon Tea on the 14.45 service. A fine selection of Highland whisky is supplemented by local craft ales. Why not treat yourself to your own four seat compartment in our First Class carriage?
Whatever you choose, your steam journey will provide a lasting memory of how railway travel through the Highlands of Scotland used to be and thanks to our dedicated preservationists and our passengers’ enjoyment, will continue for another forty years.
Don’t take our word for it – here are some recent comments from Trip Advisor
Visited on Saturday for my mums 70th birthday. There were 7 of us. The steam train was brilliant, and the scenery beautiful. Our afternoon tea was better than I expected seeing as it was on a train! I don’t drink hot drinks so liked having the option of having a soft drink.
Name – Cherub85
On our way to Scotland my husband admitted to a secret yen for a steam train journey. Stuart of Firhall B&B recommended a trip on the Strathspey Railway. We joined the train at Broomhill, welcomed by a lovely friendly couple who volunteer, and journeyed to Aviemore. Will do it again when we next end up nearby!
Name – Karen U
This volunteer run railway is a mecca for steam enthusiasts to take a trip down memory lane. The line runs through lovely scenery to Broomhill a few miles from Aviemore. Steam engines and ex LMS coaching stock, proper trains. You will need to book seats during busy times.
Strathspey Railway Company
Company Number : SC049011