Invergarry

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Invergarry (1903-1933)

Opened on the Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway.


Description

This was an island platform station with a building similar to those on the West Highland Railway. The building's canopy on the west side extended over the down loop, probably due to the proximity of Invergarry House. The portion over the loop was cut back in later years. The signal box was north of the station building.

The station was not in Invergarry, which is on the west side of Loch Oich, but at Laggan, some 2.5 miles to the south. Invergarry Castle was marginally closer.

Access to the island platform was by subway, as with West Highland stations, but this walkway was covered as it emerged onto the platform.

On the west side of the station was a goods yard with two sidings, approached from the north.

The box became in ground frame in 1933 on closure to passengers. It was replaced with an actual ground frame in 1934. The line was heavily used in the Second World War but closed in 1946.

After closure the building was demolished but the island platform remained intact, albeit increasingly overgrown. A goods loading bank also remained.

In 2012 work began to clear the site and develop a museum at the former station, the most complete former station on the closed line. The platform and trackbed has been cleared and a portion of track laid. Invergarry Station


Tags

Station preserved restored footpath

External links

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