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Inverness and Ross-shire Railway 

This line is open. Passenger services are provided by Scotrail from Inverness to Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

Local area
Chronology
Description of route
Inverness
Rose Street Junction
Ness Viaduct Box
Muirton Basin
Clachnaharry Box
Clachnaharry
Bruichnain Box
Bunchrew
Lentran
Clunes
Beauly
Muir of Ord
Conon
Dingwall
Dingwall Junction
Foulis
Evanton
Alness
Invergordon
Delny
Kildary
Nigg
Fearn
Tain
Glenmorangie Siding
Edderton
Mid Fearn Halt
Bonar Bridge
Ordinance Survey Grid References
Bibliography
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 Dingwall, looking North 
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Edderton, looking towards the Distillery

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Chronology 

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1855, 5 November Inverness and Nairn Railway opens
1860, 3 July Inverness and Ross-shire Railway Act received; line to be built from Inverness to Invergordon.  
Engineer : Joseph Mitchell. Contractor (Inverness to Dingwall) : Meakin
1860, 19 September First sod cut
1861, March Dingwall to Invergordon contract awarded to MacDonald & Grieve
1861, 17 May Inverness and Nairn Railway merges with Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
1861, December Keystone of the Ness Viaduct inserted by Miss Mitchell, the engineer's daughter.
1862, 11 June Inverness to Dingwall opened (Connection made from Harbour line to new platforms in Inverness station, new railway makes connection with the Harbour line. The Harbour line is renamed the Rose Street Curve).
1862, 30 June Inverness and Ross-shire Railway merges with Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
1863, 25 March Dingwall to Invergordon opened
1863, 11 May Ross-shire Extension Act passed authorising Invergordon to Bonar Bridge
1864 Clunes opened 
1864, 1 June Invergordon to Meikle Ferry opened
1864, 1 October Meikle Ferry to Bonar Bridge opened 
1865, 1 February Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway and Inverness and Perth Junction Railway merge
1865, 29 June Merged company named the Highland Railway
1868, 13 April Bonar Bridge to Golspie opened by the Sutherland Railway
1869 Meikle Ferry closed
1869 Clachnaharry opened
1869 Parkhill renamed Kildary to avoid confusion with Parkhill on the Great North of Scotland Railway
1870, 19 August Dingwall and Skye Railway opened
1913 Clachnaharry closed
1960, 13 June Alness closed
1973, 7 May Alness re-opened

  
  
  
  
  
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From Inverness to Invergordon. 

Inverness 

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Rose Street Junction 

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Ness Viaduct Box 

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The collapsed old Ness Viaduct, note the track hanging into the river from both ends.

The new Ness viaduct
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Muirton Basin 

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Clachnaharry Box 

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Clachnaharry 

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Bunchrew 

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Lentran 

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Clunes 

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Beauly 

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Muir of Ord 

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Muir of Ord, looking towards Inverness 
 
Conon 

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Dingwall 

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Dingwall Junction 

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Foulis 

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Evanton 

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Alness 

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Invergordon 

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Nigg 

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Fearn 

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Tain 

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Glenmorangie Siding 

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Edderton 

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Meikle Ferry 

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Mid Fearn Halt 

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Bonar Bridge 

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Ordinance Survey Grid References 

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Bibliography 

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Page last edited on 04/09/97


Page editor : Ewan Crawford