What to expect during your Halloween Express trip with The Strathspey Railway?
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Once you have collected your tickets from the booking office you can board the train, if you dare. You can also roam our station gift shop for a souvenir from your trip. The ‘Haunted Host’ will alert you when the Halloween Express is ready to board.
On board the Halloween Express
Once the ‘Haunted Host’ has helped you find your allocated seats on the Halloween Express you can enjoy
- Halloween themed activity packs, – Get involved to win fantastic prizes!
- Be brave and try some of our on board Halloween themed drinks and snacks – including ‘Bloody Eyeballs’, ‘Liquified Earwax’ and more – WILL YOU BE IN FOR A TRICK OR A TREAT?
- There will be a face painter and magician on board to brighten up the day for the kids
At Broomhill (17 minute stop)
- Spooky Platform Ghost Story readings
- Halloween themed games and ‘spooky’ photo opportunities
- Talk to the train Driver and Fireman and ask to inspect the steam loco footplate
Watch out for ‘Graham the Gruesome Guard’ during your trip!!
On Halloween night 1962, as the railway was battered mercilessly by a freakish blizzard, a popular Highland Line train guard named Graham mysteriously disappeared from Broomhill Cottage. After years of searching, Graham’s body has never been recovered.
The final report suggested Graham perished in the blizzard and that the unforgiving elements dragged his lifeless body to its final resting place deep in the River Spey.
However those closest to Graham recall he grew increasingly ‘deranged’ as the age of steam drew to a close and was pushed over the edge by plans to close large sections of the Highland Line that he loved. They say he planned to retreat into the shadows of the vast Spey Valley in order to plot revenge on those he blamed.
It has passed into local folklore that Graham’s spirit appears from the deepest, darkest corners of Strathspey Railway each year around Halloween time, and can be seen at Broomhill Station. He has become known locally as ‘Graham the Gruesome Guard’.
…. and if that doesnae fleg the bairns, nothing will!! Strathspey Bears are available to buy in our shops if comfort is required.
Board The Strathspey Railway Halloween Express – IF YOU DARE!!
UNDER 5’S TRAVEL FREE
Forget the trick, bring the whole family for a fun Halloween treat when you join the annual Halloween Express on the 27th & 28th of October!!! Services depart Aviemore station platform 3 at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 14:45pm.
The ‘Haunted Host’ will be your ‘hair-raising’ guide on the day as you travel from Aviemore to Broomhill (via Boat of Garten) in a vintage steam-hauled railway carriage, with skeletons, bats and spiders (don’t worry folks they are only decorative) to keep you company.
The return journey lasts around 1 hour 40 mins and there will be Halloween themed treats throughout the journey.
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Tel: 01479 810 725
Strathspey Railway Company
Company Number : SC049011