46464 Back in Steam

In a milestone for railway preservation, the Strathspey Railway welcomes the return of Ivatt Class 2 46464 back into steam. The “Carmyllie Pilot” was the first engine to operate on the railway back in 1978 and her return is the result of many years hard and dedicated work by her owning group The Carmyllie Pilot Company Ltd. Work started at Bridge of Dun with the later work carried out at Aviemore after she moved back in 2018. She was completed thanks to a joint effort by the group’s members and the Strathspey’s engineering team.

The Carmyllie Pilot Company Ltd maintain a Facebook page here with interesting articles about 46464. The BBC carried the story on 8th July and it can be read here.

Railway Update June 2024

June’s update from the Interim Chairman of the SRC can be viewed here (you will need a pdf reader to view).

SRA Chairman

Our chairman, Ian Stanworth, has decided to step down from the Board of Trustees and the chairmanship. This is due to commitments outwith the railway. In the ten years Ian has been in the chair he has been a tireless champion of the SRA. Your Board of Trustees is extremely grateful to Ian for the time he has devoted to the Association. Grant Ritchie has been appointed as the interim chairman until the AGM in November.

Seasonal Traincrew Vacancies 2024

The Strathspey Railway is looking to augment our volunteer train crews with temporary seasonal paid staff who can join us during our 2024 running season. At this point in time, we are fairly flexible on the number of days or weeks that you can visit and work on the railway at any given time over the season, however we prefer and would give priority to engaging staff who can primarily support us during July and August. Details can be found on the Strathspey Railway website here.

Railway Update February 2024

February’s update from the Interim Chairman of the SRC can be viewed here (you will need a pdf reader to view).

Railway Update January 2024

January’s update fom the Interim Chairman of the SRC can be viewed here (you will need a pdf reader to view).

Update from the Chairs of the SRA and SRC

An update on the way forward for the railway has been issued jointly by the chairs of the SRA, SRC and Way Forward Group (10th December 2023). The release can be read by clicking here (you will need a pdf reader to view).

2023 SRA AGM

The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Strathspey Railway Association took place on Saturday 4th November 2023. Members enjoyed discussions on topics relating to the current situation at the railway. This was our first attempt at a “Hybrid” meeting with some memebrs joining us virtually using Teams, feedback is awaited on how successful this first attempt was (we did a fully virtual AGM during Covid). The members then enjoyed an excellent presentation on “The Callander & Oban Railway” presented by Graham Maxtone. Thanks go to the Boat Hotel for hosting us, particularly for excellent lunch and the work to set up the screen for the presentations. The annual accounts are still available to view online here.

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