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TITLE
Underneath the awning at Grantown, 1958
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_692
PLACENAME
Grantown on Spey
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie
DATE OF IMAGE
1958
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
Stations UK 18915
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27403
KEYWORDS
Highland Railway
HR
station
HRS
Underneath the awning at Grantown, 1958

An evocative view from underneath awning at Grantown station.

Grantown was opened on 3 August 1863 on the original main line to Perth and the south. The new, more direct, main line via Carr Bridge was opened in July 1897 leaving the Forres to Aviemore line as a cross-county route (although it still had its moments, particularly during the two World Wars.) The station became 'Grantown on Spey' in the early summer of 1912 and British Railways added the suffix 'West'. The station closed on 18 July 1965 although the Strathspey Railway has plans for it to become their northern terminus.

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Underneath the awning at Grantown, 1958

MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

1950s

Highland Railway; HR; station;; HRS

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

An evocative view from underneath awning at Grantown station.<br /> <br /> Grantown was opened on 3 August 1863 on the original main line to Perth and the south. The new, more direct, main line via Carr Bridge was opened in July 1897 leaving the Forres to Aviemore line as a cross-county route (although it still had its moments, particularly during the two World Wars.) The station became 'Grantown on Spey' in the early summer of 1912 and British Railways added the suffix 'West'. The station closed on 18 July 1965 although the Strathspey Railway has plans for it to become their northern terminus.