Isle of Mull Railway

Introduction

This single track narrow gauge railway closed in 2011. Also known as the Mull and West Highland Railway.



Dates

  /  /1975Isle of Mull Railway
Route surveyed.
  /  /1975Isle of Mull Railway
Planning consent granted.
  /04/1982Isle of Mull Railway
Construction begins.
  /03/1983Isle of Mull Railway
Craignure station construction begins.
22/05/1983Isle of Mull Railway
First steam locomotive operates on line.
22/06/1984Isle of Mull Railway
Line officially opened by Chris Green.
  /  /1993Isle of Mull Railway
New shed built.
  /  /2000Isle of Mull Railway
Platforms extended at Craignure.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a three platform terminus, the northern station of the 260 mm gauge line to Torosay Castle. The western platform was usually in use, this had the ticket office. The three lines were looped and terminated at the north end with the turntable.
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The downpour of rain has ended and the sun is threatening to break through at Craignure in August 2011 as 2-6-2T locomotive Victoria prepares ...
Andrew Wilson 24/08/2011
After rounding the coupling is checked and Victoria is ready for another run out to Torosay. ...
Ewan Crawford /08/2011
Platform view from a rainswept Craignure on 24 August 2011 with a departing ferry in the background. ...
Andrew Wilson 24/08/2011
Farewell Mull Railway. Victoria and her coaches can just be seen heading south from Craignure station in this view from 'Isle of Mull' passing Lady's ...
Ewan Crawford /08/2011
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Victoria on the approach to Tarmstedt Loop from the south. This is the view from the cab, well at arm's length from the cab. (Thanks Peter!) ...
Ewan Crawford /08/2011
Trains passing at Tarmstedt on the Isle of Mull Railway on 29 June 2010. ...
Colin Miller 29/06/2010
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'Victoria' going well after passing Torosay shed. Smoke, with a blue tinge, climbs into the trees. ...
Ewan Crawford /08/2011
A good thick pair of gloves is a wise investment in the cab. 'Victoria' sets out from Torosay to Craignure in August 2011. ...
Ewan Crawford /08/2011
'Victoria' on shed at Torosay about to receive some water treatment. I love the practicalities here - the coaling facilities and shed door. ...
Ewan Crawford /08/2011
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This was an island platform terminus at the south end of the narrow gauge Mull Railway.
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The little train down in the dell. The coaches wait at Torosay while Victoria is on shed. August 2011. ...
Ewan Crawford /08/2011
Scene at Torosay on the Isle of Mull Railway on a wet 24 August, with 'Victoria' at the platform. ...
Andrew Wilson 24/08/2011
Frances Running round at Torosay in June 2010. ...
Colin Miller 29/06/2010
'Victoria' waits at Torosay on the Isle of Mull Railway with the stock of the 11.40 to Craignure on 14 August 2011. It is understood that negotiations ...
Malcolm Chattwood 14/08/2011
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