Kyle Shed

Location type

Loco shed

Name and dates

Kyle Shed

Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway).


This was a two road shed to the north of Kyle of Lochalsh station and was located on the west side of the line. Access was by approaching from the station to the south onto the turntable and then reversing to head south into the shed. There was a water tank located by the turntable. The shed was on the north side of a road overbridge which separated it from the signal box, just to the south.

The shed serviced locomotives for the line east to Dingwall as well as the station pilot.

With Kyle being very far from coal production fuel for locomotives had to be hauled the entire way west from Inverness. This made the route an early choice for replacement of steam with diesel haulage.

After closure the turntable was recovered and can now be found at Aviemore Shed on the Strathspey Railway (Preserved).

The turntable site is now a small car park for nearby housing and the shed site a slightly larger car park.


Locomotive shed shed

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Cock o' the North: Aberdeen to Kyle of Lochalsh - Study in Diesel Power Through Its Various Stages

Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Skye Railway v. 5

Insider Rail Guide: Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh (The Insider Rail Guide)

OS Explorer Map (428) Kyle of Lochalsh, Plockton and Applecross (OS Explorer Active Map)

Rails to Kyle of Lochalsh: Story of the Dingwall and Skye Railway Including the Strathpeffer Branch (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

The Dingwall & Skye Railway: A Pictorial Record of the Line to Kyle of Lochalsh

The Highland Railway

The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2

The Kyle Line: An Illustrated History and Guide

The Kyle of Lochalsh and Far North Lines

The Kyle of Lochalsh Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

Wester Ross and Lochalsh: 40 Coast and Country Walks