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Looking east from Lochluichart at the two Kyle lines. In the foreground is the original route abandoned when Loch Luichart was dammed (the Conon Valley power scheme) and to the left is the deviation on higher ground opened in 1954. The loch is out of shot to the right. Lochluichart station was closed and replaced by another on the deviation complete with goods siding. The older station platform remains, very overgrown, but the goods loading bank, left, is much easier to find. The present station was closed to goods in 1964 and is the third Lochluichart station, there being a private halt at a different site originally. It occurs to me that this overgrown trackbed is what the Kyle Line would now look like had it not survived the many attempts at closure.

It is interesting to note that today the disused trackbed is above water level, but only just.
Ewan Crawford [29/09/2009]


Looking to Inverness at the old Lochluichart station closed when the line was diverted in 1954. The platform edge ran along the trees to the right and the loading bank can be seen in the distant left. Loch Luichart is off to the right and the deviation line and new station are off to the left. The station building and stationmaster^s house were demolished but the approach road to this station still exists and is now used for access to a small pier - of course it crosses the deviation railway at a level crossing today. I think the platform edge has been removed, but it^s difficult to tell in all that undergrowth.
Ewan Crawford [29/09/2009]


View west from a window of the Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh Raven^s Rock Express shortly after passing through Lochluichart station on 25 September 1982. Black 5 no 5025 is at the head of the train [see image 48908] [Ref query 6932].
John Robin [25/09/1982]
All photographs of Lochluichart
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