Spean Bridge

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Spean Bridge (1894-)

Opened on the Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway.

Opened on the West Highland Railway.

Open on the West Highland Line.


Description

This is a two platform station with a passing loop. The main station building, altered at the road side, remains standing. There is a disused signal box dating from 1949. A goods yard siding, now in use for permanent way purposes, remains.

The station was originally a two platform station but a bay platform was added on the west side with the opening of the Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway. A complicated double track junction was installed for the branch and an engine shed. The junction was later simplified and no longer exists. The edge of the bay platform can still be traced. The station building for the branch company existed until the late 1980s. After closure the first section as far as the A82 road overbridge was retained as a siding.


Tags

Station junction

External links

Canmore site record





Books

All Stations to Mallaig!: West Highland Line Since Nationalisation
Argyll and the Highlands Last Days of Steam

Argyll and the Highlands' Lost Railways

Ben Nevis and Fort William, The Mamores and The Grey Corries, Kinlochleven and Spean Bridge (OS Explorer Map)

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

Iron Roads to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourists Souvenir Guide to the West Highland Lines

Mountain Moor and Loch on the Route of the West Highland Railway

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Rannan Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean =: The West Highland Line

Road To The Isles Dvd: Part One The West Highland Line Between Crianlarich to Fort William, From the Drivers Cab Of A Class 37, With The Caledonian Sleeper
The Mallaig Railway: The West Highland Extension 1897-1901 (RCAHMS Broadsheet)
The New Railway: The Earliest Years of the West Highland Line

The Story of the West Highland

The Story of the West Highland: The 1940s LNER Guide to the Line

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Railway (Railways of the Scottish Highlands)

The West Highland Railway 120 Years

Trossachs and West Highlands: Exploring the Lost Railways (Local History Series)

Victorian Travel on the West Highland Line: By Mountain, Moor and Loch in 1894

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)

West Highland Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

West Highland Railway
West Highland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands v. 1): West Highland Railway v. 1
West Highland Railway: Plans, Poltics and People