Achanalt

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Achanalt (1870-)

Opened on the Dingwall and Skye Railway.

Open on the Kyle Line.


Description

This was a two platform station. The original timber platform on the up (eastbound) platform was lost in 1889. Its replacement survived until at least the 1960s.

The stationmaster's cottage remains in use as a house, this was just to the north of the timber station building.

Goods facilities were to the west, north side of the line, accessed from the west end of the up loop. There were east and west signal boxes to control the loop. The loop was widely spaced to allow goods trains carrying vessels to pass.

The down loop has been lifted and the disused platform remains, increasingly decrepit and overgrown.


Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Facilities

Gaelic name: Achan nan Allt