The single platform Alness station, on the Far North of Scotland line, looking north on the evening of 17th June 2019. This was one of several stations on the line that closed on 13th June 1960 (along with the branch from The Mound to Dornoch), an attempt at closure by stealth of the entire line although Rogart, also closed at that time, reopened very quickly on 6th March 1961. After the line was saved (and quite rightly, too) several other closed stations were later reopened and Alness came back from the dead on 7th May 1973. It is just a basic platform with, inevitably, a ubiquitous bus stop style waiting shelter but better that than no station at all for this very pleasant Highlands town.
Company: Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Photographer: David Bosher
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Image number: 70561