Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway

Introduction

This line is closed. It was built and operated by Balfour Beatty and Co. Ltd during the construction of the Aluminium Works in Fort William. The line ran from a sea-pier at Loch Linnhe to the factory site (the lower works) and then on along the track of the pipeline (the upper works) which was constructed to being water from Loch Treig and Loch Laggan to the power station within the works. The line was later adopted and maintained by British Aluminium and used for maintenance of the upper and lower works.





Dates

  /  /1925Fort William Smelter
The Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway opened from the Fort William Smelter to Loch Treig. The line was opened in connection with the construction of the Aluminium works. Rather than close afterwards it was retained and improved for maintenance on the somewhat remote pipeline which served the hydro-electric scheme at the works.
  /  /1925Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway
Construction of line begins
  /  /1977Fort William Smelter
The Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway closed, some track remained by the works in Fort William.
  /  /1978Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway Fort William Smelter
Bridge over A82 removed.