A brief description of your train journey.
Platform 3 on Aviemore Station is where all timetabled services of the Strathspey Railway depart from. Aviemore is located in the heart of the Monadhliath and Cairngorm Mountains and is the perfect location for those who enjoy the outdoors and spectacular views. The train takes you past heather-clad moors and woodland travelling parallel with the Speyside way. Five miles further along the line the train stops at Boat of Garten.
Boat of Garten
As you enter Boat of Garten (also known as The Osprey Village) you will see one of the area’s finest golf courses, designed by James Braid and created by locals and railwaymen! The RSPB observation hide at the Osprey Centre is situated 3 miles from the village and is best visited during summer, when the Ospreys return from the warmer climates of Africa. There are also plenty of walks and cycle trails, perfect for families, couples or groups exploring the area.
Broomhill (also known as Glenbogle Station)
Five miles from Boat of Garten, heading north alongside the river Spey, brings you to our Broomhill Station, the current terminus of our line. The Station originally served the nearby villages of Dulnain Bridge and Nethy Bridge on the original Great North of Scotland Railway line. The forests in this area offer real diversity – there’s plenty of wildlife and nature to explore here. The views from Broomhill are well worth making the journey by train. Make sure you get off the train at the Station, there’s photo opportunities with the scenery and you can walk up to the locomotive to meet the locomotive driver and fireman and perhaps get some photos on the footplate.
The train then returns to Aviemore along the same route, stopping again briefly at Boat of Garten station before reaching the terminus at Aviemore station
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Under normal circumstances, and except where otherwise shown, steam hauled trains will operate as shown in the timetable . However, the Company reserves the right to use diesel power if necessary and to alter, suspend or cancel the timetable including any Special events, in whole or in part without further notice. Concessionary fares will be suspended during special events, and are not available for Dining Experiences, tours or to purchase special package tickets.