Rubber mats laid on railway at Stromeferry [BBC News]





Date: 15/03/2012

The first batch of rubber mats have been laid alongside tracks at Stromeferry in Wester Ross to allow road traffic onto the railway. Highland Council is having the material called HoldFast installed to ease travel in the area. A stretch of the A890 has been shut since December following landslides. Traffic will be allowed onto the nearby railway when there are no trains passing through and until the risk of further slides is reduced.


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Rubber mats laid on railway at Stromeferry - BBC News
First batch of rubber HoldFast on rails at Stromeferry. Pic: Highland Council

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The first batch of rubber mats have been laid alongside tracks at Stromeferry in Wester Ross to allow road traffic onto the railway.

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Two stops out from its final destination, the 1101 Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh calls at Plockton on 29 September 2009. Those gathered under the canopy in the far corner of the platform are not passengers but students from the nearby Plockton High School on their lunch break. No, I've absolutely no idea...
Location: Plockton
Company: Kyle of Lochalsh Extension Railway
29/10/2009 John Furnevel
Stromeferry looking towards Inverness. On the 29th of October 2001 a mudslide closed the Kyle line making Strathcarron the temporary terminus until the line was remade east of Stromeferry. The hillside was cleared, made stable and a new formation built. A temporary level crossing was made at the east end of Stromeferry station (shown here) and an enormous mound of spoil was built up at the closed Howard Doris sidings site.
Location: Stromeferry
Company: Dingwall and Skye Railway
10/02/2002 Ewan Crawford
The afternoon train from Kyle to Inverness pulls out of the once-imposing station at Stromeferry in the summer of 1983. Attached at the rear of the train is ex-GWR coach no 9004 which was used as an observation coach on the line during the summer in the early 1980s.
Location: Stromeferry
Company: Dingwall and Skye Railway
//1983 Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven)


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