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An unexplained movement at Achnasheen in the spring of 1979. A westbound train with observation car seems to have worked wrong line into the station - and what is the locomotive doing?
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [//1979]


A Type 2 hauling eight vehicles battles its way up the 1 in 50 to Raven^s Rock summit, between Achterneed and Garve, in the spring of 1971. The train is the 10.30am Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh. The shot was used in a publicity brochure published by BR - surprisingly, as closure notices had already been posted - to promote the 1972 tourist season.
David Spaven [//1971]


A brief respite for this Kyle train behind 5333 in the 1970s. The train is on the short stretch of 1 in 350 gradient through Achterneed, before resuming the battle up the otherwise continuous 1 in 50 from Fodderty Junction to the 458^ Ravens Rock summit. A classic climb for ^head-out-of-the-window / right-behind-the-loco^ viewing, before sprinterisation took the fun away!
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [//]
All photographs of Dingwall and Skye Railway
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