Wednesday, 11 July 2012
The Strathspey Steam Railway
Aviemore - Boat of Garten - Broomhill
After spending the better part of the morning at the amusement park, we decided to wind down the day by going on a slow steam train ride alongside the river Spey with the Cairngorm mountains as a backdrop.
Our journey began at Aviemore Station.
A magnificent Victorian building opened by the Highland Railway Company in 1898.
1899 Caledonian Railways McIntosh Locomotive No 828
The River Spey
It has for 4 million years flowed this way on its 107 miles journey to the sea.
It is the second longest river in Scotland.
Boat of Garten Station
Boat of Garten takes its name from the chain operated ferry across the River Spey
the station started operating since 1863 to serve the villages of Nethybridge and Dulnanin.