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.

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' list 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.

The siding is the sole remainder of the goods yard which was split between the west and east sides of the line. On the east side there was a locomotive shed. A goods line ran from the south end of the station north to the Speyside Distillery.

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.

12/01/2019

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