Aviemore | Boat of Garten | Broomhill

Santa will not be visiting the Strathspey Railway this year (due to travel restrictions to and from Lapland). We will however be running a Festive Train with hot (or cold) drinks, mince pies and Festive Afternoon Teas. 1st and standard class accommodation will be available on all services. Our Chairman’s and Director’s Saloon will be available on some services.

Further details will appear on the website and social media nearer the time

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.


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

Please send voucher details to enquiries@strathspeyrailway.co.uk  and the voucher will be extended for use in 2021.

2021 Recovery Appeal


The Strathspey Railway is directed and run by Volunteers and events in 2020/21 have made a substantial impact on it’s future.

We plan to embark on boiler & mechanical overhaul work on Ivatt No. 46512 as necessary together with finalising works on Black 5 No. 5025. There is likely to be costs upwards of £200k and the Railway requires to raise substantial funding & support.

There is also lots to do looking after heritage coaches, stations and infrastructure

Please help us keep Steam alive in the Highlands to give the Railway and the people who contribute and depend on our activities a reasonable chance to continue its operations into the future.

Further details are available via the website link below or donate directly via PayPal.

Thank you !


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Ivatt 46512 travels alongside the river Spey


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Don’t take our word for it

Here are some recent comments from Trip Advisor 

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)

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)











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