Duncraig

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Duncraig Platform (1949-1964)
Duncraig (1976-)

Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway).
Open on the Kyle Line.

Description

This is a single platform station originally built as a private station serving Duncraig Castle in 1897. It became public in 1949.

It's a request halt, passengers must indicate to the driver they wish the train to stop and those on board a train must inform the guard to halt the train.

The platform is on the landward (south) side of the single track line. There is a fine timber waiting shelter, octagonal, 'B' listed.

The station was officially closed from 1964 to 1976 however as trains continued to call the official closure was reversed.

The station doubled 'Lochdubh' in the television series Hamish MacBeth.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map



Dates

23/05/1949Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
Duncraig Halt opened to public.
07/09/1964Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
Duncraig closed to passengers .

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