Base Camp

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Base Camp (1925-1939)

Opened on the Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway.


This was Balfour, Beatty & Co Ltd's construction camp for the Lochaber Aluminium Works, its pier, hydro scheme, penstocks, long distance water pipes and dams of Loch Treig and Loch Laggan. The construction railway, the considerable Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway ran to the work sites and there were sidings serving the depot which came from the West Highland Railway.


Construction camp