Slochd Summit

Location type

Place


Name and dates

Slochd Summit (1897-)

Opened on the Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway).


Description

This is a summit, 1315 ft above sea level, and passing loop between Carrbridge station and the former Tomatin station. There was no station here.

On the east side of the line were railway cottages, separated from the railway by the road over Slochd Summit.

The loop opened with the line and had north and south cabins. The boxes were replaced in 1944 with a cabin relocated from Millburn Junction. The loop closed in 1963 and was re-opened controlled from Aviemore box.

With improvements to the A9 the road was relocated a little to the east, obliterating the site of the railway cottage.

Slochd itself is a very small settlement about half a mile to the south. Nearby on the railway is Slochd Viaduct.

01/12/2018

Tags

Summit

External links

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