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Fortrose Branch

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Introduction
Local area
Chronology

Locations
Muir of Ord
Redcastle
Allangrange
Munlochy
Avoch
Fortrose

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Highland Railway
Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Inverness and Ross-shire Railway

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ScotRail


Fortrose branch
(Highland Railway)

This railway is closed. Passenger services are still provided by ScotRail between Inverness, Thurso and Wick

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Opened 1 February 1894
Closed 13 June 1960
Clickable map of the Fortrose Branch

Local area 

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This line ran through farmland in the south of the Black Isle.

Chronology 

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Description of route 

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From Muir of Ord to Fortrose. Initially the line was to continue to Rosemarkie but the construction never began.

Muir of Ord  

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This is a station on the former Inverness and Ross-shire Railway. The junction for Fortrose was at the north end and the line curved away to the east. The alignment of the old line can still be seen because the row of houses which backed onto it are on a gentle curve.

Redcastle 

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The station building and platform remain here.

Allangrange 

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The station has been demolished and an industrial estate established.

Munlochy 

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The site of the station is now a children's playground.

Avoch 

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The site of the station is now a housing estate. The name is pronounced "Auch".

Fortrose 

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This was the terminus of the line. The station site is now a car-park. A weight bridge and hut remain.


Page created on 06/01/1998
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford