Achnashellach

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Achnashellach (1870-)

Opened on the Dingwall and Skye Railway.

Open on the Kyle Line.


Description

This is a one platform station.

The signal box opened in 1893 and a loop was installed here in 1900.

The up (eastbound) line was taken out in 1966 and the up platform is increasingly overgrown.

The up platform station building has been relocated, the down platform buildings demolished and the goods siding to the west lifted (closed 1964). There was a watertank at the east end of the up platform, also removed. The signal box, (apparently a replacement, formerly of Newtonmore where the north and south boxes were replaced with a single box in 1920) has also been demolished. The lattice footbridge remained in place for several years after becoming redundant.

The stationmaster's cottage and railwaymen's cottages remain.


Tags

Station

External links

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

Facilities

Gaelic name: Achadh nan Seileach