Inverness MPD

Location type

Loco shed

Names and dates

Lochgorm Works (1855-1959)
Inverness MPD (1960-)

Where: Highland
Opened on the Inverness and Nairn Railway.

Description

The Lochgorm Works was established by the Inverness and Nairn Railway. The works are to the north of Inverness station and south of the branch to Inverness Harbour (later the station avoiding line) and Needlefield Carriage Sidings.

The works expanded as the number of lines radiating out from Inverness increased. It initially contained the locomotive shed until Inverness Shed was built in 1863 (for the opening of the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway).

The southern portion of the works was for carriage assembly and repairs and the northern, with a higher roof, for locomotives. Production of locomotives ceased in 1906. 42 locomotives were built over the years.

The works closed in 1959 and from 1960 became a diesel depot. After closure of Inverness Shed, which was south of the station, the site became the main shed which it remains today.

A small amount of clearance around 1984 at the west end of the site provided space for the Inverness Signalling Centre.

Tags

MPD

External links

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




Nearby stations
Inverness
Clachnaharry
Allanfearn
Bunchrew
Munlochy
Lentran
Castle Stuart Platform
Allangrange
Daviot
Culloden Moor
Avoch
Redcastle
Dalcross
Clunes
Fortrose
Inverness Signalling Centre
Needlefield Carriage Sidings
Rose Street Junction
Inverness Shed
Inverness Goods
Needlefield Goods
Welsh's Bridge Platform
Inverness Ammunition Depot
Inverness Harbour
Welsh's Bridge Junction
Millburn Yard
Ness Viaduct
Tourist/other
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness Castle
Millburn House
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


The Blue Loch


The Lochgorm Works was established by the Inverness and Nairn Railway on the north side of the lines approaching Inverness station, built on the site of Loch Gorm, which translates as the blue loch.