Camus-na-ha Signal Box

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Camus-na-ha Signal Box (1942-1964)

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

Dates

15/11/1942West Highland Railway
Camus-na-ha Signal Box opened.