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Ballater Railway Station Fire

 
 

Ballater Railway Station Fire. The Station is being rebuilt.

Ballater Railway Station fire caused devastating damage.   The Station is being rebuilt. Sadly Ballater Railway Station, Museum and The Restaurant were largely destroyed by fire, in the early hours of Tuesday 12th May 2015. Queen Victoria’s Railway Carriage; and horse drawn carriage;  survived the fire. The Restaurant was burnt to the ground. The old Ballater Victorian railway station has been refurbished and is now a museum. Ballater was the terminus of the now defunct Deeside Railway on Royal Deeside. Ballater Station even features the toilet used by Queen Victoria ! dsider.co.uk dSider online magazine, photo courses Royal Deeside (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, dsider.co.uk) Ballater Station Restaurant was razed to the ground, the chimneys have now been demolished. Ballater Station Restaurant destroyed by fire May 2015 (Bill Bagshaw/M. Williams)

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Queen Victorias toilet – thought to be damaged  in the fire, but is located at the least damaged end of the building Queen Victoria's Royal toilet at Ballater railway station, Royal Deeside. Ballater station has been refurbished as a museum and features the toilet used by Queen Victoria on her railway trips to Royal Deeside. www.dsider.co.uk dSider what's on Ballater guide,Ballater photography courses by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, dsider.co.uk)