Bridge of Orchy

Bridge of Orchy

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Bridge of Orchy (1894-)

Opened on the West Highland Railway.

Open on the West Highland Line.


Description

This is an island platform station in the West Highland Swiss Chalet style. The disused signal box is 'B' listed. The station master's house and railwaymen's cottage also survive. Entry to the station is by a subway.

The goods yard also remains, accessed from the south at at a slightly higher level, in use as a permanent way depot.

West Highland Way Sleeper bunkhouse is based in the station building.

A former railway cottage provides self catering accommodation. Taransay Cottage

Just to the west of the station is Bridge of Orchy Hotel .

The West Highland Way passes close by the station. This can be followed north to Kinlochleven and Fort William. The route makes use of a former coach road. To the south the route reaches Tyndrum close to Tyndrum Lower.


Tags

Station

External links

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





Books

All Stations to Mallaig!: West Highland Line Since Nationalisation
Argyll and the Highlands Last Days of Steam

Argyll and the Highlands' Lost Railways

Ben Nevis and Fort William, The Mamores and The Grey Corries, Kinlochleven and Spean Bridge (OS Explorer Map)

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

Iron Roads to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourists Souvenir Guide to the West Highland Lines

Mountain Moor and Loch on the Route of the West Highland Railway

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Rannan Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean =: The West Highland Line

Road To The Isles Dvd: Part One The West Highland Line Between Crianlarich to Fort William, From the Drivers Cab Of A Class 37, With The Caledonian Sleeper
The Mallaig Railway: The West Highland Extension 1897-1901 (RCAHMS Broadsheet)
The New Railway: The Earliest Years of the West Highland Line

The Story of the West Highland

The Story of the West Highland: The 1940s LNER Guide to the Line

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Railway (Railways of the Scottish Highlands)

The West Highland Railway 120 Years

Trossachs and West Highlands: Exploring the Lost Railways (Local History Series)

Victorian Travel on the West Highland Line: By Mountain, Moor and Loch in 1894

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)

West Highland Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

West Highland Railway
West Highland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands v. 1): West Highland Railway v. 1
West Highland Railway: Plans, Poltics and People