Lochs, and lakes, water

Introduction

By no means and exhaustive list of lochs and lakes, this is a list of bodies of water near railways.




Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Aberdeen's harbour lies on its east side. The harbour was built around the entry of the River Dee into the sea.
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After several 'no shows', Waverley is seen leaving Ayr on the 9th of August.
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Colin Miller 09/08/2017
PS Waverley has finally reached Ayr for the first time after no show on four scheduled calls. Arrived yesterday evening and now setting off 9/7 for ...
Colin Miller 09/07/2017
Brand new D2435 shunting at Ayr Harbour around 1960. ...
Bill Hamilton //1960
Deck view from TS Duchess of Hamilton at sea shortly after leaving Ayr Harbour in September 1955. ...
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 09/09/1955


Formerly Townhead Reservoir. One of the main feeders for the Forth and Clyde Canal. ...

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World famous bird spotting area reaching from Seabank Cottage to the west to Ardoch Fish Yair to the east. ...

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Carron Dock (originally New Dock) was opened in 1883 by the Caledonian Railway to the south of Grangemouth Old Dock, with which there was a connection, and continued east to join the River Carron. This was a ship dock with a large entry lock, rather than a dock for canal sized vessels. The Caledonian were the new owners of the Grangemouth Railway and its former owner the [[Forth and ...

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Charlestown Harbour - view up the 'Roparee' former tramway incline - believed to be the end of the 1799 extension of the Elgin Railway to Charlestown. ...
Mark Poustie 28/01/2017
Looking south east over Charlestown Harbour on 24 January with Rosyth Dockyard and the Forth Bridges in the background.  The 1894 re-aligned 'main ...
Mark Poustie 24/01/2010
















The view south west looking to Ardrossan Harbour station with the east end of Eglinton Dock on the right. ...
Aitken Scott //

The Rothesay to Port Bannatyne horse tramway was regauged (4' to 3'6'), electrified and extended to Ettrick Bay in 1906 where the tramway company ...
Mark Bartlett 28/12/2010






















Owned by the Caledonian Railway by their ownership of the Forth and Clyde Canal. ...

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MV Eigg, now the oldest vessel in the Calmac fleet and the last of the landing craft type ferries, seen moored at the Holy Loch Marina in ...
Mark Bartlett 23/10/2017


View east across Kielder Water in November 2013, with the Kielder Ferry berthed in the foreground. The route of the Border Counties Railway ran ...
John Furnevel 04/11/2013
One of the coaches for use on the proposed Green Dragon railway displayed at Leaplish Waterside Park on Kielder Water in November 2007. Two ...
John Furnevel 06/11/2007
Proposed route of the Green Dragon narrow gauge railway at the northern end of Kielder Water which could see trains running once again over the ...
John Furnevel 06/11/2007




PS Caledonia photographed in the Kyles of Bute on 22 August 1965. ...
G W Robin 22/08/1965














Loch Awe is in Argyll, Scotland.
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A spring 1971 view from a Kyle-Inverness train skirting Loch Carron. ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1971








A Sprinter at the west end of Loch Eilt in 1996. ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
Fireman's view of the climb up the side of Loch Eilt 9/8/17. ...
Alan Hardie 09/08/2017
A Fort William - Mallaig train skirts the south shore of Loch Eilt in 1982. ...
Colin Alexander //1982
Black 5 No 44871 hauls the afternoon Jacobite steam service round the base of Sgurr na Paite, at the head of Loch Eilt, on the way to Mallaig. ...
John Gray 22/08/2013


















SS Sir Walter Scott at Loch Katrine viewed from the north. ...
Ewan Crawford //




A loch in Fife just east of Kinross. The Kinross-shire Railway ran down the west side of the loch south of Loch Leven station and the Fife and Kinross Railway passed close to the north of the loch east of Milnathort station. ...

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View across Loch Lomond in September 1955 as PS Maid of the Loch passes on an outing from Balloch Pier. ...
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 06/09/1955
The paddle steamer Maid of the Loch photographed on Loch Lomond in September 1955 on one of her regular trips out from Balloch Pier. ...
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 06/09/1955

Photograph taken from the deck of TS Duchess of Hamilton cruising in Loch Long in September 1955. ...
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 14/09/1955


























This is an inland loch.
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A Network Rail landrover heads south alongside Loch Treig in 2013. This may have been to check on the condition of the derailed locomotive, about a ...
Ewan Crawford 12/02/2013
Black 5 plus Standard 5 climbing to Corrour by Loch Treig in May 1961. [Ref query 4203] ...
David Stewart 22/05/1961
A northbound Sprinter is just about to enter Loch Treig Tunnel on the deviation. The deviation begins close to the bend in the line in the background ...
Ewan Crawford 11/02/2013
The site of the landslip near Tulloch which led to the derailment on 28 June. View on 4 July looking down towards the railway with Loch Trieg beyond. ...
John Gray 04/07/2012


Looking west over Loch Tulla ...
Ewan Crawford //
Northbound above Loch Tulla in late 1991 on the way to Gorton. ...
Ewan Crawford //1991






This dock was built for the export of coal. It had three coal hoists, one approached by rail from the south (on the west side), two approached from the north (one on the west side one at the north end) and a rail served quayside on the east side.
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The Methil docks are still in operation. They were principally built for the export of coal. A substantial network of railways and yards served the docks.
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Looking west towards Methil Docks along the disused rail connection in 1994. ...
Bill Roberton //1994
Disused sidings at Methil Docks in 1989. ...
Bill Roberton //1989
Hopelessly out of date road sign still standing at Methil on 13 September 2008. Not only has the track long gone, but resurfacing has removed any ...
David Panton 13/09/2008
Last tracks in the Methil Docks about time of closure. This yard sat between docks 2 and 3. View looks to Kirkland. The (then) recently lifted line ...
Ewan Crawford /11/1989



This reservoir was opened just north of Milngavie in 1859 by Glasgow Corporation as part of a scheme to supply water to Glasgow from Loch Katrine.
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The then recently-launched Calmac ship MV Claymore is seen leaving Oban bound for Castlebay and Lochboisdale in the summer of 1979. She was the ...
Charlie Niven //1979
CalMac Ferries MV Clansman berthed alongside Oban Ferry Terminal during the early afternoon of 22 April 2015. ...
John Furnevel 22/04/2015
Calmac MV Clansman approaching Oban from Mull in May 2016 ...
Gordon Steel 24/05/2016







Arrivals at Portsmouth Harbour terminus, October 1981 [see image 45034]. ...
Colin Alexander 17/10/1981
View north east over Portsmouth Harbour station on 18 October 2013, seen from the Spinnaker Tower. ...
Peter Todd 18/10/2013
Looking over the terminus at Portsmouth Harbour on 18 October from the 2nd floor of the Spinnaker Tower. ...
Peter Todd 18/10/2013





























Looking across Talla from the east shore in 2005. Note the cobblestones lining the dam. ...
John Furnevel 30/11/2005
Talla - looking south over the reservoir in 2006. The trustees had a view over Talla from the boardroom at the Lodge - which, with the help of a glass ...
John Furnevel 01/02/2006








Here is the formation of the narrow gauge railway used to construct and maintain the Torside reservoir. The view looks east. The Pennine way crosses ...
Alan Cormack 14/01/2018
Here is the formation of the narrow gauge railway used to construct and maintain the Torside reservoir. View looking west. The Pennine way crosses at ...
Alan Cormack 14/01/2018





The Calmac ferry Finlaggan sails up West Loch Tarbert towards Kennacraig terminal after crossing from Islay on 22nd October 2017. ...
Mark Bartlett 22/10/2017
View taken shortly before reaching the A83 road from Campbeltown to Tarbet, after leaving the Arran ferry from Lochranza at Claonaig Pier in June ...
David Pesterfield 17/06/2013