Dingwall Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Dingwall Junction (1870-)

Where: Highland
Opened on the Dingwall and Skye Railway.
Opened on the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway.

Description

This junction is north of Dingwall station. This is where the line from Inverness divides into portions running west to Kyle of Lochalsh on the west coast and Thurso and Wick on the north coast. Both lines are single track. Just to the south is the north end of the loop through Dingwall station. There is a pedestrian level crossing and the former Dingwall Canal passes underneath.

The original layout was slightly different. The Dingwall and Skye Railway line from Stromeferry on the west coast, the original west coast terminus, ran south parallel to the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway into the bay platform at the north end of the station, west side. A cross over connected this line to the main line. The layout was such that a departure from Dingwall for the west and north could run simultaneously.

For the details of the Dingwall north signal box see the Dingwall station entry.

Tags

Junction



Books


Highland Railway (Railway History)

Highland Railway (The David & Charles series)

Highland Railway Album

Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail

Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail

Highland Survivor

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Highland Railway

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Skye Railway v. 5

Rails to Kyle of Lochalsh: Story of the Dingwall and Skye Railway Including the Strathpeffer Branch (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

The Dingwall & Skye Railway: A Pictorial Record of the Line to Kyle of Lochalsh

The Highland Railway

The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2

The Kyle Line: An Illustrated History and Guide

The Kyle of Lochalsh Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time