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Two trains cross at Altnabreac in November 1963 before the loop was taken out - although the water column survived until the early 1970s. [Actually the mid 1990s. Ed.] The stations^s ^walk-in catchment^ comprised the building to the right and the hunting/shooting/fishing Lochdhu Inn, two miles south by Land Rover track. This scene is now surrounded by forestry plantations.
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) [/11/1963]


Hard to believe this is the same viewpoint as the shot taken 41 years ago [see image 29053]. A ^Friends of the Far North Line^ outing is about to escape the Altnabreac midges by jumping on the 13.55 departure for Thurso and Wick on 26th August 2015. In the left foreground is former Invergordon signalman Iain Macdonald (50 years’ service on the railway), on the far right is Mike Lunan (formerly Chair of the Rail Passengers Committee Scotland), while the man in the red anorak is leading Highland rail activist Richard Ardern.
David Spaven [26/08/2015]


Smashed water column at Altnabreac, 1998. [See image 28048]
Ewan Crawford [//1998]
All photographs of Altnabreac
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