|01/06/1885||Dingwall and Skye Railway|
Strathpeffer [1st] renamed Auchterneed for opening of Strathpeffer Branch (Highland Railway).
|23/02/1946||Strathpeffer Branch (Highland Railway)|
Strathpeffer [2nd] branch closes to passengers (Alternative date: 2 March 1946).
|02/03/1946||Strathpeffer Branch (Highland Railway)|
Strathpeffer [2nd] branch closes to passengers (Alternative date: 23 February 1946).
|26/03/1951||Strathpeffer Branch (Highland Railway)|
Strathpeffer [2nd] to Dingwall (Fodderty Junction) closed to freight (complete closure).
This line is divided into a number of portions.
This was the junction between the Dingwall and Skye Railway and the 1885 branch to Strathpeffer. The town town had been, at its request, bypassed by the Dingwall and Skye Railway when it opened in 1870. With the tourist development of Strathpeffer as a Spa town a branch, approaching from the east, opened in 1885 from this junction, a little west of Dingwall.
This was a single platform terminus. The former station still exists, today in use as a series of shops and units. The station served the spa town of Strathpeffer which was very popular with the Victorians, even giving rise to a dedicated express train to the town (the Strathpeffer Spa Express from Aviemore). The station building is a single storey in timber with a large glazed canopy over the ...More details
Rails to Kyle of Lochalsh: Story of the Dingwall and Skye Railway Including the Strathpeffer Branch (Oakwood Library of Railway History)
The Kyle of Lochalsh Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time