Inverness and Nairn Railway

Introduction

This line is open. Passenger services are provided by ScotRail from Inverness to Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Stations remain open at Inverness and Nairn.



Dates

24/07/1854[Inverness and Nairn Railway]
Line authorised, 15 miles from Inverness to Nairn and a 1/2 mile branch to Inverness harbour. Contractor : Brassey & Falshaw .
05/11/1855[Inverness and Nairn Railway]
Line opened with stations at Inverness, Culloden, Dalcross, Fort George, Cawdor and Nairn.
  /  /1857[Inverness and Nairn Railway]
Cawdor renamed Kildrummie.
17/05/1861Inverness and Nairn RailwayInverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Inverness and Nairn Railway absorbed by Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway.
08/09/2002[Inverness and Nairn Railway]
[Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway] ([Highland Railway])
Blocked by flood-water.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.

Inverness to Nairn

Inverness

This is a terminus for services to and from locations to the south such as Glasgow Queen Street High Level, Edinburgh Waverley and London, and locations north and west such as Kyle of Lochalsh, Thurso and Wick.
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Millburn Junction

This junction is east of Inverness station and is where the routes to Aberdeen and Perth divide. The Perth route initially travels north before swinging over the Aberdeen route to gain some height before turning south.
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Allanfearn

This was a two platform station.
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Castle Stuart Platform

This was a private halt built to serve Castle Stuart which was to the north....

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Dalcross

This was a two platform station. It was at the east end of a double track section from Inverness. There was a single siding goods yard to the east side of a level crossing, on the south side of the line and served from the west.
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Gollanfield

This station was largely to the west of an overbridge. It was a three platform station, two main line platforms to the south and a bay to the north for the Fort George [2nd] branch on the north side of the eastbound platform.
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Fort George [1st]

This was a single platform station largely to the east of a road overbridge. The platform was to the south of the running line.
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Kildrummie

This was a short lived station north of Kildrummie. Nothing now remains....

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Nairn

This is a two platform station.
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Inverness Harbour Branch

Inverness Harbour Branch