Glencarron

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Glencarron Platform (1873-1962)
Glencarron (1962-1964)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Dingwall and Skye Railway.

Description

This was a single platform halt with a small wooden shelter and passenger operated signal to let drivers of trains know that a call was needed.

The platform and building still exist, the platform is on the south side of the line, but trains no longer call. The halt was an inconvenient place to call, being on the hard climb for westbound trains from Achnasheen to Achnashellach.

It was built to serve Glencarron Lodge, just to the north.

Just to the east the line crosses the River Carron.

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

  /  /1872Dingwall and Skye Railway
Glencarron Platform opened.
07/12/1964Dingwall and Skye Railway
Glencarron closed to passengers. (Alternative date: 1966).

Books


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