Avalanche Shelter

Rock falls are an ever present hazard on parts of the Kyle line. Along the shore of Loch Carron, between Attadale and Ardnarff, a particularly bad fall on 16 November 1969 resulted in closure of the line for almost 4 months. It was as a result of this incident that an avalanche shelter was constructed which now protects both the railway and the road here see image 33349. Note the steel netting which is used extensively on rock faces along stretches of the line. Scene on 29 September 2009, with a car about to enter the shelter heading west towards Stromeferry.

Location: Avalanche Shelter

Company: Dingwall and Skye Railway

Photographer: John Furnevel

Make contact: John Furnevel

Date: 29/09/2009

Image number: 26319

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