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) [//]

Sparkling Deltic no 55 022 Royal Scots Grey climbs the 1 in 50 gradient between Fodderty Junction and Achterneed on 28 May hauling the SRPS Kyle Crusader railtour to Kyle of Lochalsh.
John Gray [28/05/2011]

A reluctant trainspotter watches a Kyle-Inverness train drift east down the bank through Achterneed (closed 1965) heading for Dingwall in 1988.
David Spaven [//1988]
All photographs of Achterneed