Camus-na-ha Sidings

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Camus-na-ha Sidings (1942-1964)

Opened on the Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway).

Description

This was a Second World War loop, on the south side of the line, controlled by a signal box at its east end. The box was a single storey structure with a sloping back roof. There was a siding from the loop curving back towards Annat narrows.

The box closed in 1964 with the opening of Annat Signal Box to the east with the opening of the pulp mill at Corpach.

John McGregor notes:
I have no memory of trains crossing but do remember passenger workings for Mallaig held there until the previous train cleared Glenfinnan: as long as Camus-na- Ha existed it allowed shorter headways on the summer-morning cavalcades down the Extension. An LNER source notes that the doughty wartime signalwoman cycled many miles to duty, seldom missing a shift, and was overseen by the Banavie stationmaster/signalman.

Tags

Loop sidings


Books

All Stations to Mallaig!: West Highland Line Since Nationalisation
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

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Rannan Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean =: The West Highland Line
The Mallaig Railway: The West Highland Extension 1897-1901 (RCAHMS Broadsheet)
The Story of the West Highland

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

The West Highland Mallaig Extension in B.R.Days

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Railway (Railways of the Scottish Highlands)

The West Highland Railway 120 Years

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)

West Highland Extension: 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