Inchlea Crossing (1897-1966)
Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.
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.
Black Island Platform
Fort Augustus Pier
Other railway and industry locations
Ralia Ballast Siding
Spey Viaduct [Newtonmore]
Carn na Caim
Highland Folk Museum
Carn Dearg South East Peak
Glas Mheall Mor
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
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