• BROOMHILL RAILWAY STATION

    ALSO KNOWN AS "GLENBOGLE" RAILWAY STATION
    ON THE STRATHSPEY STEAM RAILWAY

Broomhill - "Glenbogle" Railway Station


Broomhill railway station or as it is also known, "Glenbogle Station" after the successful TV series "Monarch of the Glen", served the nearby villages of Dulnain Bridge and Nethy Bridge on the GNSR line.

It also handled much timber traffic from the surrounding forests replacing the previous method of floating the logs down the Spey.

The replica main station was built by Volunteers of the Strathspey Steam Railway, on the foundations of the original building in 1997.

Passengers alighting at Broomhill railway station can follow the way-marked footpath beside the River Nethy which leads to Nethy Bridge where facilities for visitors include the "Explore Abernethy" centre, shops and hotels and several way-marked walks.

Please view the map on this page which has a detailed route from the station to the village along the river bank

The former Great North of Scotland Railway station building can also be seen

Other destinations from Broomhill railway station are the village of Dulnain Bridge and the Skye of Curr Heather Centre.

There are magnificent views of the Cairngorms from this station as well as the nearby River Spey.

The wooden bridge which crosses the River Spey on the road to Nethy Bridge is also worth a walk to.

 

Photograph of Broomhill / Glenbogle railway station with the Cairngorms in the background

 

Photograph of steam locomotive 46512 waiting at Broomhill Railway station

Filming at Broomhill - "Glenbogle" Station


Broomhill railway station was re-build on the foundations of the original in 1997. Two years later production started on the popular Television series "Monarch of the Glen", which was (loosely) based on the famous book of the same name by author Compton MacKenzie.

Although the series was based at Ardverikie Estate in Laggan, when the programme requireed to film trains arriving at "Glenbogle Railway Station" the producers chose picturesque Broomhill as a suitable period location.

The now famous "Glenbogle" signs at the station are featured on many web sites and the recent repeat of the series on Sky television has renewed internet in this particularly Scottish drama.

More recently the Scottish professional street trials pro rider, Danny MacAskill used "Glenbogle" railway station for the opening scenes in his latest trials film "Wee Day Out". As well as filming onboard the train, Danny performs an amazing trick of riding off the platform and landing on the far rail, before riding along the rail, then jumping over the gate into the adjoining field!

The film has already been viewed millions of times on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_7k3fnxPq0 and if you haven't seen it already, it is worth watching right to the closing credits, as the final trick is performed at our Boat of Garten railway station.

 

Photograph by Volunteer of the Filming of Monarch of the Glen at Glenbogle station

 

Photograph of Danny MacAskill at Glenbogle station during the filming of the "Wee Day Out"

GETTING TO BROOMHILL / GLENBOGLE STATION - ACCESSIBILITY MAP

 

The map is best navigated and explored using the following map controls;

 

AREA SELECTOR CONTROL

Located at the top left of the map.

Click the DOWN ARROW then select an area to move the map to.

Click ALL to return the map to its opening view.

 

ZOOM IN/OUT/HOME CONTROL BUTTONS

Located at the left of the map

Click on the control button to ZOOM IN or the control button to ZOOM OUT

Click the HOME control button to return the map to its opening view.

 

GEO-LOCATION CONTROL

Located above the ZOOM IN/OUT/HOME CONTROL BUTTONS

Click on this control to activate geo-location on a mobile device.
Click button again to deactivate this control.

 

Direction Indicator
Direction Indicator

 

Accessible Parking Spaces
Accessible Parking Spaces

 

Car Parking
Car Parking

 

Photograph
Photograph

 

Train Station - Mainline
Train Station - Mainline

 

Bus Stop or Station
Bus Stop or Station

 

One Way Traffic System in operation
One Way Traffic System in operation

 

Walking Route
Walking Route

 

Park or Garden
Park or Garden

 

Tourist or related Information
Tourist or related Information

 

Squirrel Walk - Orange Dotted Line
Squirrel Walk - Orange Dotted Line

 

Salmon Walk - Pink Dotted Line
Salmon Walk - Pink Dotted Line

 

Heron Walk - Blue Dotted Line
Heron Walk - Blue Dotted Line

 

Roe Deer Walk - Green Dotted Line
Roe Deer Walk - Green Dotted Line

 

Pine Martin Walk - Purple Dotted Line
Pine Martin Walk - Purple Dotted Line

 

Wildlife Hide
Wildlife Hide

 

Operational Railway Track - solid red line
Operational Railway Track - solid red line

 

Track to be laid to Grantown on Spey - dotted red line
Track to be laid to Grantown on Spey - dotted red line

 

Route to Strathspey Railway stations - dotted black line
Route to Strathspey Railway stations - dotted black line

 

Route of the Strathspey Way - dotted brown line
Route of the Strathspey Way - dotted brown line

Railway Web Site Links (Click Image to View)


Railway Stations on the Strathspey Railway


Aviemore developed as a small village after the opening of the Inverness & Perth Junction Railway (from 1865 the Highland Railway) in 1863.

The Victorian railway station you see today was constructed in the late 1900's and became a major junction between the new direct route to Inverness via Carr Bridge and the old route via Boat of Garten.

The growth of Tourism in the 1970's was a major reason for the re-opening of the railway from Boat of Garten to the outskirts of Aviemore by the Strathspey Railway in 1978.

Today the steam trains depart from Platform 3 Aviemore which became the new terminus of the Strathspey Railway in 1998.

Boat of Garten owes its existence to the opening of the railway in 1863 and in particular to the station's role as the junction for the great North of Scotland Railway's Speyside branch from 1866.

Boat of Garten is well know as the "Osprey Village". The observation hide for ospreys, maintained by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds at Loch Garten, lies three miles from the village.

Similar to Broomhill station, the station at Boat of Garten has been featured in both films and TV including "Dr Findlay's Casebook" and is the last location featured on the Danny MacAskill's YouTube film, "Wee Day Out".

 

Photogrpah of Panoramic Rail Car at Platform 3 Aviemore station

 

Photograph of colourful display of flowers at Boat of Garten station

Railway Web Site Links (Click Image to View)


The Strathspey Railway Association


The railway is staffed mostly with volunteers who are members of the Strathspey Railway Association.

They run the trains, sell the tickets, service the locomotives and coaches, and maintain the tracks, bridges, fences and signals.

Accommodation is provided in Spey Lodge the LMS train crew's hostel in Aviemore for modest rates.

The Association also provides financial support towards projects on the Railway and is one of the major shareholders in the Company.

All interested are invited to join the worldwide membership, whether they can play an active role or not.

Benefits of membership include a quarterly magazine and reduced rate tickets for travel on the line.

For details of the Strathspey Railway Association please contact:

The Membership Secretary
Aviemore Station
Dalfaber Road
Aviemore
PH22 1PY

Or apply on-line at www.strathspeyrailwayassociation.co.uk

 

Photograph of Caley 828 footplate crew

 

Photograph of p-way squad mainting the railway track