This railway is closed and much of the former trackbed now forms the Speyside Way (Speyside Way ).
The line ran by the River Spey serving Whisky country. The line was single track.
The railway provided a service from Boat of Garten to Dufftown. Connections were provided at Craigellachie to Elgin (via the Morayshire Railway) and Dufftown to Aberdeen (via the Keith and Dufftown Railway and the Great North of Scotland Railway). Connections were provided at Boat of Garten to Inverness and Perth (via the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway and later the Highland Railway).
Act receives Royal assent for line from Dufftown to Abernethy [Strathspey].
Extension from Craigellachie [1st] to join the Strathspey Railway authorised.
Line opened from Dufftown to Abernethy [Strathspey] via Strathspey Junction. Stations opened at: Strathspey Junction, Aberlour, Carron, Blacksboat, Ballindalloch, Advie [1st], Dalvey [2nd], Cromdale, Grantown-on-Spey East and Abernethy [Strathspey].
|/ /1864||Morayshire RailwayStrathspey Railway|
Craigellachie [1st] renamed Dandaleith and Strathspey Junction renamed Craigellachie.
Extension from Abernethy [Strathspey] to Boat of Garten authorised.
|30/07/1866||Strathspey RailwayGreat North of Scotland Railway|
Strathspey Railway absorbed by Great North of Scotland Railway.
Abernethy [Strathspey] to Boat of Garten opened.
Abernethy [Strathspey] renamed Nethy Bridge.
|/ /1868||Strathspey Railway|
Dalvey [2nd] closed.
Advie [1st] closed.
Advie [2nd] opened, 1.21 km east of former station.
|/ /1869||Strathspey Railway|
Knockando [House Halt] opened (Private).
Dalbeallie Distillery Siding converted to a station - Dalbeallie.
|/ /1905||Strathspey Railway|
Knockando [House Halt] renamed Knockando House Halt.
|/ /1905||Strathspey Railway|
Dalbeallie renamed Knockando.
|/ /1958||Strathspey Railway|
Railcar used on Speyside line.
Advie [2nd] closed.
Boat of Garten to Craigellachie closed to passengers.
|06/05/1968||Keith and Dufftown RailwayMorayshire RailwayStrathspey Railway|
Elgin East to Craigellachie to Keith Junction closed to passengers.
Boat of Garten (excluded) to Aberlour (excluded) closed to freight.
|04/11/1968||Morayshire RailwayStrathspey Railway|
Elgin East (excluded) to Craigellachie (excluded) closed to freight.
Aberlour to Craigellachie to Dufftown (excluded) closed to freight.
|/ /1978||Inverness and Perth Junction Railway|
Aviemore to Boat of Garten conveyed to the Strathspey Railway [Preserved].
|/07/1998||Inverness and Perth Junction Railway|
Aviemore station altered and re-opened to Strathspey Railway [Preserved] traffic and Aviemore Speyside station closed.
These locations are along the line.
This is a preserved two platform station, one of the platforms being a bay and the other the former westbound through platform. Dufftown is the terminus of the Keith and Dufftown Railway Association line, a heritage railway. The original station building still stands on the platform. As with many former GNoSR stations the station name is displayed in a window above the platform frontage. A ...More details
This was a three platform station and junction. There were two platforms on the route between Elgin East and Keith via Dufftown and one platform on the Strathspey route to Boat of Garten. To the north on the Elgin route the line almost immediately crossed the Craigellachie Bridge to reach Dandaleith.
This was a two platform station. One platform survives with a station building which has been greatly extended at the southern end.
This bridge carried both the Strathspey Railway and a road over the River Spey. Today the railway is closed but road remains open. It is also known as Carron Bridge (a name which can lead to confusion with Carron Bridge on the Glasgow and South Western Railway).
This was a two platform station with a goods yard to the north, approached from the east. There was a level crossing to the immediate west of the station, access to the Imperial Distillery.
This was a two platform station with a passing loop. The station did not open with the line in 1863, but much later in 1899. It was initially named Dalbeallie for a farm to the east, becoming Knockando in 1905. (This avoided confusion with Dalbeattie.)
This is a well preserved closed station on the former Strathspey Railway. It had a single platform, on the west side of the line, and a goods yard to the south, also on the west side of the line, approached from the south.
This was a two platform station at Cragganmore, Ballindalloch Castle was two miles away by road. Nearer was the Cragganmore distillery. The distillery was intentionally opened here due to the proximity of the railway.
A single platform station with a short platform and siding at the west end, the platform was extended, a new building (in timber) provided and goods yard expanded. The platform was on the south side of the line.
This halt was at Main of Dalvey, the halt separated from the farm by the main road. The platform was on the south side of the line close to Bridge of Dalvey.
This was a single platform station. The single storey station building is now a house. Cromdale itself is a little to the south.
This was a two platform station to the south of the town of Grantown-on-Spey, and on the south bank of the Spey. The main station building was on the eastbound platform.
This farm halt was alongside Balliefurth Farm on the line to the immediate west. The halt was alongside the road bridge crossing the line. It was opened by British Railways.
This is a preserved station on the Strathspey Railway. The architect of the station building, (dating from around 1904), was William Roberts. A 1860s stone portion, house styled like at Dava, is extended by the newer timber portion. It was a junction station, the line from Perth dividing here to go north to Forres or north east via Strathspey to Keith. The station is 712 ft ...More details
A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)
Forgotten Railways: Scotland
Old Grantown to Aviemore: Upper Strathspey
Speyside Railways: Exploring the Remains of the Great North of Scotland Railways and Its Environs
Strathspey Railway: Guide book