Strathspey steam railway continues to make tracks to Grantown [Strathspey and Badenoch Herald





Date: 18/07/2014

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.


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Strathspey steam railway continues to make tracks to Grantown

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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The first girder is slowly eased into position at Dulnain Bridge on the Strathspey Railway on 14 February 2014.
Location: Dulnain Bridge
Company: Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
14/02/2014 John Gray
The distinctive signal box and substantial station building at Grantown-on-Spey West, still extant in April 1968, three years after closure - but alas now long gone.
Location: Grantown-on-Spey West
Company: Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
/04/1968 David Spaven
Ivatt class 2MT no 46512 stands in the run-round loop at Broomhill with a special working prior to the official opening of the Broomhill Extension on the Strathspey Railway in 2002.
Location: Broomhill
Company: Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
//2002 Bill Roberton


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