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TITLE
Platform under awnings at Forres Station
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_554
PLACENAME
Forres
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE
CREATOR
J Parker 8626
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27272
KEYWORDS
Highland Railway
HR
railways
CR
Caley
Platform under awnings at Forres Station

Forres platform under awnings. An ex-Caledonian Railway tank engine is in the platform.

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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Platform under awnings at Forres Station

MORAYSHIRE

Highland Railway; HR; railways; CR; Caley;

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

Forres platform under awnings. An ex-Caledonian Railway tank engine is in the platform. <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.