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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]


Platform view towards Kyle from Lochluichart in September 2009. The former station building has been modified since 1970 but was secured and deserted on this visit. Its replacement is on the right.
John Furnevel [26/09/2009]


West of Lochluichart Station the railway crosses a bridge where the River Bran meets Loch Luichart. On 19 April K4 61994 The Great Marquess takes The Great Britain IV over the bridge on its way to Kyle of Lochalsh.
John Gray [19/04/2011]
All photographs of Lochluichart
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