Duirinish

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Duirinish (1897-)

Station code: DRN National Rail ScotRail
Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway).
Open on the Kyle Line.

Description

This is a single platform station with a minimal waiting shelter. The platform is on the south side of the line.

The station had a timber building in one of the Highland Railway styles, but this has been lost.

The station cottages still stand and one is available as self catering Duirinish Station Cottage .

A large yard was laid in to the east during the Second World War to assist with the marshalling of trains to and from Kyle of Lochalsh. Unlike in the Great War mines were transported to Kyle for use in minefields to the north of Scotland through to Iceland.

The site is now mostly overgrown. A loop was laid on the south side of the line to the east of the platform with a headshunt which extended west parallel to the platform to south of the railway cottages. Access to the yard was from the main line loop to running off to the south east. It was not a small yard, having space for 500 wagons. The purpose was a yard to receive trains from the east (particularly from the equivalent yard at Fodderty Junction) which could then be called forward to Kyle as required. A box controlled the layout from 1940 to 1945.

Tags

Station Second World War

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
04/09/2019




Dates

02/11/1897Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
Line opened from Stromeferry to new terminus and pier at Kyle of Lochalsh. Stations at; Plockton, Duirinish and Kyle of Lochalsh.
28/04/1940Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
Box opened at Duirinish.
28/10/1945Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
Temporary box at Duirinish closed.
01/02/1954Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
Duirinish closed to goods.

Books


Cock o' the North: Aberdeen to Kyle of Lochalsh - Study in Diesel Power Through Its Various Stages

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

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

Insider Rail Guide: Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh (The Insider Rail Guide)

OS Explorer Map (428) Kyle of Lochalsh, Plockton and Applecross (OS Explorer Active Map)

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 and Far North Lines

The Kyle of Lochalsh Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

Wester Ross and Lochalsh: 40 Coast and Country Walks