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  our steam train
by iaint

As a frequent visitor to Aviemore I’ve often seen the steam train as it enters or leaves the station, and wondered about trying it out.

On a cold, wet & windy August Sunday (yes, it’s Scotland) when we’d planned on being at the Grantown Highland Games, we gave it a go.

Definitely a fun way to spend a couple of hours. It would have been better if the low cloud had not been hiding the mountains.

The train runs 10.5 miles to Broomhill (and then back). Broomhill is 3 miles from Grantown on Spey, and they are fundraising to extend the line into Grantown. If more convenient, you can start your trip at Broomhill or Boat of Garten.

We just travelled touroid class, but you can go in 1st or in the restaurant car and enjoy a lunch on the way.

In Aviemore the train leaves from platform 3 at the mainline station, and that’s where you get your tickets. We got a family fare for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Check the website for timetables and more information.

Address: Dalfaber Road, 
Directions: Aviemore station is on the main street, on the right as you go north.
Phone: 01479 810 725
Website: http://www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 13, 2011
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