Fortrose

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Fortrose (1894-1951)

Opened on the Fortrose Branch (Highland Railway).

Description

This was the terminus of the line from Muir of Ord. There was a single platform to the south of a loop.

There was a goods yard to the south of the station, approached from the west. A locomotive shed, reached by a turntable on a headshunt, was to the north of the station opposite the platform.

Sitting above the station to the north is the station cottage. The station building was in timber. There were water columns.

The loop carried on a short way beyond the station to the east. It had been proposed to extend to Rosemarkie, less than a mile to the north east of Fortrose.

The signal box was at the west end of the platform, with the goods yard to its rear. It opened with the station and closed in 1926, replaced with a ground frame.

The station closed to passengers in 1951. The line closed altogether in 1960.

The station site is obliterated, the east part now being a car park, fire station and housing. A weighbridge remains in station crescent. The station cottage remains to show the site of the station as does a line of railwaymen's cottages.

Local

Fortrose Cathedral

Tags

Terminus station

External links

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



Dates

01/10/1951Fortrose Branch (Highland Railway)
Fortrose to Muir of Ord closed to passengers.
13/06/1960Fortrose Branch (Highland Railway)
Fortrose to Muir of Ord closed to freight.