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. There are not many facilities, just the platform. There is no parking here, but it may be possible nearby on the main road to the south of the station.

The signal box, to the west of the station building, opened in 1893 and a loop was installed here in 1900. (The box appears to have been replaced around 1920.)

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

The up platform station building has been relocated (it is in the village, about half a mile east), the down platform buildings demolished and the goods siding to the west lifted (closed 1964). There was a watertank on a trestle 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.

06/09/2019

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




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Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.