Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Fort Augustus (1903-1933)
Fort Augustus (-)

Opened on the Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway.


Description

This was a three platform station. There was a through platform for the line to Fort Augustus Pier and two bay platforms. On the east side of the station was the goods yard, with goods shed and a two road locomotive shed. The station building was reminiscent of the West Highland style, but at ninety degrees to the line. The platforms were in concrete, as were many structures of this line. Curiously no crossover was provided in the station bays as built, but this was installed later.

The signal box opened with the line in 1903 and closed in 1933 with the closure to passengers. The line remained open for goods until 1946.

Little remains of the station except a short portion of the long disused through platform close to the canal.

The line continued north by swing bridge over the Caledonian Canal and over a fine castellated viaduct (Oich Viaduct) over the River Oich to the Fort Augustus Pier station on Loch Ness. This portion of the line was only open to passengers for three years. It fell out of use in 1915.

To the south the line continued to Fort Augustus RNAD Depot. PArts of the trackbed are very well preserved with every sleeper indentation still visible.

09/05/2019

Tags

Station Terminus

External links

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