This line is closed. The line, dating from 1889, ran from Diatomite beds in Loch Cuithir to a factory at Invertote. Diatomite was extracted for dynamite production.
This was a 2ft gauge tramway in the north of the Isle of Skye, it's course running parallel with the River Lealt. Diatomite was extracted from the bed of Loch Cuithir, to the west, with the line running east to a kiln at a factory located at the bottom of a cliff beside the shoreline.
The product was shipped to the Nobel Explosives works at Ardeer.
|/ /1887||Lealt Valley Diatomite Railway|
Construction of line and Diatomite factory begins for the Skye Diatomite company.
|/ /1890||Lealt Valley Diatomite Railway|
Line comes into use.
|/ /1906||Lealt Valley Diatomite Railway|
Line re-laid - possibly to allow use of locomotive.
|/ /1915||Lealt Valley Diatomite Railway|
Line and factory closed when men leave at start of First World War.
|/ /1920||Lealt Valley Diatomite Railway|
|/ /1930||Lealt Valley Diatomite Railway|
Diatomite extraction re-begins at Loch Cuithir by the Skye Mineral Syndicate Company. It halts shortly afterwards.
These locations are along the line.