A section of Strathspey railway line which was axed as part of the notorious Beeching cuts has now re-opened to rail passengers for the first time in nearly 60 years. The line was officially closed on October 18, 1956, but a rail service has just restarted taking passengers from beyond the current terminus at Broomhill Station and on for a further three-quarters of a mile towards Grantown. The diesel engine stopped short of crossing the recently installed bridge spanning the River Dulnain on the first outing on Wednesday. A planning application for laying track across the bridge was recently called in by the Cairngorms National Park’s planning committee.
Strathspey and Badenoch Herald
A section of Strathspey railway line which was axed as part of the notorious Beeching cuts has now re-opened to rail passengers for the first time in nearly 60 years.
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