One local said: “The Flying Scotsman apparently reversed towards the Royal Scotsman carriages. Everything was at low speed and both had shock absorbers. But it is difficult to determine the extent of the damage.”
The historic Flying Scotsman locomotive was in Aviemore this week operating services along the Strathspey Heritage Railway to Boat of Garten and Broomhill.
A total of eight firefighting devices responded to the scene.
An SFRS spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 7.10pm on Friday to reports of a collision involving two trains at Aviemore railway station.
“We sent eight appliances to the scene, where firefighters worked to support partners.”
The Flying Scotsman is involved in the volunteer-run Strathspey Railway and was due to run runs on Saturday and Sunday. Representatives from both the Flying Scotsman and the railway have been asked to comment.
Built in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, in 1923, Flying Scotsman soon became the star locomotive of the British railway system, pulling the first train to break the 100mph barrier in 1934.
It has been painted in traditional early 1960s British Rail green for its first official outing with its nameplates following the restoration project.
Due to the incident, ScotRail announced that it would be unable to operate services through Aviemore due to the large number of emergency service vehicles near the railway line.