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The photographs on this page are of the Ballater Station Museum and Exhibition situated within the Tourist information Office in the old railway station closed as part of the Beeching cuts. It was the terminus of the Deeside Railway Line coming west from Aberdeen. In 2008 and officially opened by HRH Prince Charles is a beautifully restored railway carriage used by Queen Victoria on her journeys north to holiday at Balmoral Castle on Royal Deeside. Photographs can be used for editorial and tourist related purposes but permission for any commercial use should be obtained from Aberdeenshire Council.


Royal Victorian Carriage Ballater


The restored Royal Carriage in under cover and alongside the old platform of Ballater Station

Interior photo of restored carriage


The sumptuous interior has been faithfully restored but is remarkably small compared to modern day railway coaches

Interior of restored Victorian Railway Carriage


A recording plays a possible conversation between Queen Victoria and her Lady-in-Waiting

Restored Carriage from exterior


The carriage stands alongside the old platform at Ballater Station, axed by Lord Beeching in the 1960's


Interior photo of Queen Victoris'a Carriage


The sumptuous interior has been faithfully restored but is remarkably small compared to modern day railway coaches



Restored interior of Victorian Railway Carriage


Many fascinating touches are included including the dog and a copy of a Scott novel

Restored Victorian Royal coach


Nicely lit from plenty of natural light under the enclosed old station platform canopy

Interior photograph of Royal carriage


Officially opened by Prince Charles in 2008

Royal Railway Carriage at Ballater



Restored Victorian Railway Carriage



Part of older Royal Exhibition


The original exhibition at Ballater Railway Station with HRH Queen Victoria arriving for her Balmoral holiday

Queen Victoria arrives


Toppling luggage panics porter


Some humour in the older exhibits at Ballater Station museum with luggage about to fall

Close up photo of porter's face


The porter's expression captures his panic as he sees the Royal party in view

Sad departure of Queen Victoria


Older exhibition in one of old railway waiting rooms showing the last departure of Queen Victoria before she died.

Ballater captures Royal final farewell


An Indian servant attends the the failing Queen Victoria's needs at Ballater Station


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Last modified: 19,Oct, 2017