History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Locomotive Shed and Offices, Strathspey Railway, Aviemore

A Category B Listed Building in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 57.1937 / 57°11'37"N

Longitude: -3.8253 / 3°49'31"W

OS Eastings: 289796

OS Northings: 812915

OS Grid: NH897129

Mapcode National: GBR J9XQ.4GJ

Mapcode Global: WH5K5.6GP1

Entry Name: Locomotive Shed and Offices, Strathspey Railway, Aviemore

Listing Date: 19 June 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389983

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43492

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Parish: Duthil And Rothiemurchus

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Find accommodation in


Dated 1898, for the Highland Railway. Four-road engine shed, snecked sandstone rubble with 4 round-arched doorways in S end, outer 2 fitted with original outward-opening double timber doors, inner with plywood and angle-iron framing. Windows round-headed multi-pane, cast iron framed, grouped 2 + 3 + 2 + 2 on W elevation. Matching fenestration on E elevation except at S end, where 2 bays covered by lean-to store

(with altered fenestration) and 2 bays part-covered by later lean-to building. Lean-to workshop bay at N end, set back from sides, with

single side windows and triple endwindows and masking 2 former windows (now blocked). Multi-paned glazed oculi in end gables principal roof trusses replaced at lower pitch in steel after fire, with modern profiled-steel cladding. Single-storey 3-bay office at SE corner, linked to shed by common-brick infill, and small 3-bay detached lavatory block with galvanised steelventilator. Office and shed have obelisk finials to gables, truncated at N gable of shed. Stone-lined inspection/ash pits in front of shed.

Statement of Interest

Built for the Highland Railway's expansion in 1894-7 by the construction of the direct line from Aviemore to Inverness via Slochd.. The finest surviving locomotive shed in Scotland, listed at B because ofroof replacement. A similar and contemporary shed at Kyle of Lochalsh has been demolished. Now the principal workshops of the Strathspey Railway.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.