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TITLE
Abandoned platform at Forres Station, 1975
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_543
PLACENAME
Forres
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE
DATE OF IMAGE
June 1975
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
N D Mundy 8491
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27261
KEYWORDS
Highland Railway
HR
railways
HRS
Abandoned platform at Forres Station, 1975

Abandoned platform at Forres in the 1970s.

Forres originally opened on 25 March 1858 on the Keith to Inverness line. The site of the station was moved on 3 August 1863 with the opening of the 'main line' south (although this designation was lost with the opening of the new, more direct line through Carrbridge in 1898).

The new station provided a double junction with the existing line so that trains from either Inverness or Keith could access the line without reversing. Platforms were provided on all lines, giving the station an unusual triangular layout.

The old main line to Aviemore closed on 5 July 1965, although the section from Aviemore to Broomhill has been reopened by the Speyside Railway.

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Abandoned platform at Forres Station, 1975

MORAYSHIRE

1970s

Highland Railway; HR; railways;; HRS

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

Abandoned platform at Forres in the 1970s.<br /> <br /> Forres originally opened on 25 March 1858 on the Keith to Inverness line. The site of the station was moved on 3 August 1863 with the opening of the 'main line' south (although this designation was lost with the opening of the new, more direct line through Carrbridge in 1898).<br /> <br /> The new station provided a double junction with the existing line so that trains from either Inverness or Keith could access the line without reversing. Platforms were provided on all lines, giving the station an unusual triangular layout. <br /> <br /> The old main line to Aviemore closed on 5 July 1965, although the section from Aviemore to Broomhill has been reopened by the Speyside Railway.