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46512 E.V. Cooper, Engineer

46512 E.V. Cooper, Engineer. heads from Broomhill Station on a return trip to Aviemore

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Railway Branded Gifts, Highland Sweet Treats and Much More !
Railway Bears - Lovable and Collectable - In Our Aviemore Shop

All Aboard! Departures from Platform 3, Aviemore Railway Station

The Strathspey Railway invites you to travel back in time as you journey through the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The Park boasts a spectacular catalogue of nature, culture and heritage which includes Britain's highest mountain range, its biggest and best ancient forests, wildlife such as red squirrels, reindeer and ospreys, and so much more!  What better way to explore this magnificent locale than on board one of our vintage trains.

Aviemore developed as a small village after the Inverness & Perth Junction Railway (from 1865 the Highland Railway) opened in 1863. During the next few years a handful of houses, primarily for railway staff, a post office and a general store were built. The period of development saw the station became the main junction between the new route to Inverness and the old route via Boat of Garten. Aviemore’s role as a main line junction ceased with the closure of the route to Forres in 1965. Today the railway operates from the beautifully restored Victorian Station located in the centre of the village.

Remember that we have plenty of fantastic gifts, sweet treats and refreshments available in our Aviemore Shop - be sure to pay us a visit before and after your trip !

Select 'Dining On Board' above if you wish to make your trip on board extra special with one of our exclusive Dining Experiences!

Enjoy A Unique Dining Experience In The Heart Of The Scottish Highlands!

Serving the best, local, Highland produce, our various Dining Experiences invite you on a trip like no other as you take in the stunning views of the Cairngorms National Park.

A delicious meal is served from our exclusive restaurant coaches as our historic engine takes you on a leisurely trip through the UK's largest National Park between our Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill Stations. You will also steam alongside the River Spey - Scotland's fastest flowing river and the country's second longest.

Take in the glorious views and you can even enjoy some of the finest malts and whisky served on board, famous the world over and all distilled just a few miles further up this river.

Travel in First Class, Vintage Style!

Travel in style in your very own private First Class compartment. Sit back and relax as we invite you on a vintage dining experience like no other, through the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

The train steams alongside the River Spey - Scotland's fastest flowing river and the country's second longest.

Take in the glorious views and enjoy the finest Speyside malts on board.

The Strathspey Railway once served the numerous distilliers that operated in Speyside and enabled them to export the finest Scottish whisky to the world. Playing host to over half the distilleries in Scotland, Speyside has the greatest concentration of malt whisky producers compared to every other whisky producing region. The best selling sinlge malt whiskies in the world. The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich, come from Speyside.


Step back in time and board our Vintage Diesel Railcar.

Back in time to the days before the modern commuter train services.

Afternoon Tea

A Nostalgic, Late Afternoon Tea Treat is Served On Board Daily Throughout The Season.

Light Luncheon

A Delicious Early Afternoon Light Luncheon is Served Daily On Board Throughout The Season.

Traditional Sunday Luncheon

Three Traditional Lunch Courses Served Aboard this Leisurely Sunday Afternoon Special.

Evening Dining

Experience the Railway at it’s Best and Take in Stunning Views as the Sun Sets over the Mountains, whilst Enjoying a Three Course Meal, Made On Board With Only the Freshest Local Ingredients.

About Us

Welcome to Scotland's Premier Heritage Railway in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

We welcome you aboard our vintage carriages hauled by our locomotives for a truly memorable trip through Britain's largest National Park - home of some spectacular scenery as well as natural and cultural heritage.

To make your special visit even more memorable, we have a host of excursions to offer, from exclusive dining experiences, to full day tours and activity packages, from private celebrations for two, to events for groups.

We are a not-for-profit Organisation.  Every visitor pound spent is invested into maintaining locomotives, (some of which are over 100 years old), ensuring that our Infrastructure (tracks, signals and stations) is maintained and other things function to permit us to operate cohesively.

We thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you aboard for a truly special trip between Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill!

For more information CLICK HERE to visit our website.