Stromeferry

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Strome Ferry (1870-1963)
Stromeferry (1963-)

Opened on the Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway).

Opened on the Dingwall and Skye Railway.

Open on the Kyle Line.


Description

This was the terminus of the line until extension west and south to Kyle of Lochalsh.

Short of money, the Dingwall and Skye Railway built this terminus short of the originally proposed terminus.

The station had a single platform with a timber overall roof and rail served pier alongside.

The choice of location for the terminus at a underpopulated remote lochside location may seem odd, but there was relatively deep water for steamers to continue to Skye and beyond, it was at the end of the road from the south by the west coast and at the ferry which connected with the road north by the west coast.

When the station was extended west, a second platform was provided. The station buildings no longer exist and only one platform, the original platform and its extension to the west, remains in use.

To protect steamers approaching the pier from submerged rocks there were lights and beacons close to Plockton, particularly the Cat Island Lighthouse.

Although the railway hotel is no more, the former stationmaster's house is available as accommodation for large groups. Stationmaster's Lodge

07/05/2018

Tags

Terminus Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map




Nearby stations
Stromeferry
Duncraig
Plockton
Attadale
Duirinish
Strathcarron
Kyle of Lochalsh
Achnashellach
Glencarron
Achnasheen
Mallaig
Morar
Achanalt
Arisaig
Beasdale

Other railway and industry locations
Strome Ferry Shed
Avalanche Shelter
Tourist/other
South Strome Pier
Stromeferry Station Hotel
Stromeferry Viewpoint
North Strome Pier
Strome Castle
Loch Carron
Ulluva Beacon
Birch Rock Buoy
Bonadu Sgeir Beacon
Duncraig Castle
Hawk Rock Buoy
Cat Islands Lighthouse
Sgeir Golach Beacon
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.