Aviemore | Boat of Garten | Broomhill

‘GOOD NEWS.. We are planning to reopen in late May.. More details available soon!!!!’

The Strathspey Railway office is currently closed.

Email  enquiries@strathspeyrailway.co.uk (monitored remotely). 

Please check our website and Facebook pages for updates.


We continue to run a Recovery Appeal into 2021 and still need assistance to maintain services, particularly after the winter when our income was limited.  A very big thank you for all contributions to date.


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 this year’s current circumstances have made a substantial impact on its future. The economic implications of not being able to run a full season have greatly affected what we are able but need to do.

  • The Strathspey Railway cannot claim insurance compensation for business interruption.
  • The Railway has received some monetary aid given to the heritage sector.
  • We are grateful for government help allowing to us carry out essential tasks, protect our workforce and assets and prepare to commence the 2021 at the appropriate time.

In the last year year we have managed to complete major works on locomotive No. 828 and we plan to embark on boiler & mechanical overhaul work on Ivatt No. 46512 as necessary together with finalising works on Black 5 No. 5025. This is likely to cost upwards of £200k. 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.

We STILL NEED YOUR HELP for a little while longer.

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

Thank you


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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 

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

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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
PH22 1PY

Company Number : SC049011