Corpach

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Corpach (1901-)

Station code: CPA National Rail ScotRail
Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway).
Open on the West Highland Line.

Description

This is a single platform station. It is close to the basin of the Caledonian Canal and its Corpach Basin and the sea lock. Corpach retains its small timber station building, not typical of the line. The platform is on the north side of the line and there is a barrier protected level crossing to its west.

A long goods siding ran from east of the station to terminate north east of the station.

Tomonie Signal Box was to the east and beyond that is the Banavie Swing Bridge and Banavie station.

To the west was Annat Signal Box and the line runs west on the north bank of Loch Eil to Loch Eil Outward Bound.

1.3 miles from Banavie Junction [2nd].

Tags

Station 10/11/2019




Nearby stations
Banavie
Banavie Pier
Fort William
Fort William [1st]
Loch Eil Outward Bound
Locheilside
Gairlochy
Spean Bridge
Invergloy Platform
Ballachulish Ferry
Roy Bridge
Ballachulish (Glencoe)
Kentallen
Glenfinnan
Lech-a-vuie Platform
Corpach Basin
Camus-na-ha Sidings
Annat Signal Box
Tomonie Signal Box
Banavie Swing Bridge
Kilmallie Mill
Neptune's Staircase
Banavie Junction [2nd]
Fort William Shed
Lochy Viaduct [Fort William]
Fort William Goods
Annat Sidings
Tourist/other
Camusnagaul
Fort William Aluminium Pier
Fort William [Fort]
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Corpach as a terminus


Corpach was used as a terminus for one train a day from Fort Augustus, the 2.40pm (*). It was slightly tortuous, the train reversed at Spean Bridge and Fort William [1st] on its journey.

* 24 hour clock use was not adopted until 1965.


Dates

21/01/1897West Highland Railway
First sod of Mallaig Extension (West Highland Railway) cut at Corpach by Lady Margaret Cameron of Lochiel.
  /  /1980West Highland Railway
As the Pulp Mill at Scottish Pulp and Paper Mills, Corpach, closes much traffic is lost.

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