Inchlea Crossing

Location type

Place


Name and dates

Inchlea Crossing (1897-1966)

Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.


Description

This was a crossing on the single track line north of Dalwhinnie and south of Etteridge Crossing, itself south of Newtonmore.

The loop was provided in 1897 to increase capacity, just south of Crubenmore Lodge. There were north and south signal boxes. In 1917 these were replaced by a single box. This box briefly closed in 1952 but was reprieved until 1966.

Inch Lea itself was probably an island in the River Truim, just to the west of the railway. The loop was located where the Allt Garbh passed under the line.


Tags

Crossing loop signal box

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map