Kingussie

Kingussie

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Kingussie (1863-)

Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.

Open on the Highland Main Line.


Description

This is a two platform station with a passing loop on a single track line. The station has a large fine station building on the northbound platform with large glazed platform canopy. There is a siding on the east side, approached from the south. The staion is at 745 ft above sea level.

A station cottage remains just to the north of the station on the west side of the line and on the east side is the signal box ('B' listed and extended at its south end in a rather ungainly fashion), both just south of the level crossing.

The station building is not the original, being replaced in 1891, completed 1894. The building has an unusual form - a long building alongside the platform with a wing projecting at the mid point joined to a station house or office (the wing is an addition). Architect William Roberts. It was built behind the timber original which was then demolished and a covered area erected on its site, with fine end screens (this has been cut back and the end screens replaced).

The siding on the east side is the sole remainder of Kingussie Shed. The goods shed was on the west side, south end of the station with loading banks and a shed to the west, all approached from the south. From the yard a goods line ran from the south end of the station north to the Speyside Distillery, since closed.

Opposite the goods yard turn out was the south box, opened probably 1885. The turn out for the engine shed was just to the north.

The south box closed in 1928 when taken over by the north box.

Kingussie closed to goods in 1965 and was removed. The former engine shed siding was retained as a permanent way siding.

The line is supported and promoted by the Highland Main Line Community Partnership .

Local

Ruthven Barracks is to the east of Kingussie.

Although there is no railway connection to the West Highland Railway, the A86 runs west past Laggan to run west to Tulloch, Roy Bridge and Spean Bridge.

At Laggan the A889 strikes south to Dalwhinnie and a minor road heads north west, General Wade's Road via Melgarve and the Corrieyairack Pass to Fort Augustus.

09/09/2019

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