Fort William Junction Yard

Location type


Names and dates

Mallaig Junction Yard (1895-1988)
Fort William Junction Yard (1988-)

Station code: FWM National Rail
Opened on the West Highland Railway.


This yard consists of several looped and single ended sidings on the Mallaig route at Fort William Junction running alongside the loop. There is a turntable and it gives access to Tom-na-Faire Depot. Sometimes referred to as Inverlochy Yard.

Sidings in the 'V' of this junction, along with additional sidings at Fort William Goods, were early additions (not shown on the OS maps published 1900). Looped sidings were available by London and North Eastern Railway days and in the Second World War further sidings were laid. Later excursion traffic stock was stored here when out of use.

It is Fort William's small marshalling yard, goods to the nearby Lochaber Aluminium Works and (when in use) Fort William Oil Sidings being worked from here. Traffic for the Scottish Pulp and Paper Mills was also worked from here.


Sidings yard Second World War


Inverlochy Yard

Chronology Dates

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Former London Marylebone turntable installed at Fort William Junction Yard.


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