Kyle Line

Introduction

The Kyle Line runs from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh.



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This is a seven platform terminus for services to and from locations to the south such as Glasgow Queen Street High Level, Edinburgh Waverley and London, and locations north and west such as Kyle of Lochalsh, Thurso and Wick.
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Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Inverness and Nairn Railway
Inverness 1 May 2017. ...
John Yellowlees 01/05/2017
Ex CR 4-4-0 54482 passes Inverness (Rose St) on 3.45pm Tain to Inverness train in April 1960. ...
David Murray-Smith 05/04/1960
Emblem of the Highland Railway Company at Inverness station. ...
Crinan Dunbar 21/08/2018
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This station is in the south of the town of Beauly. It has a very short platform. It was formerly a two platform station. The new platform uses a short section of the former northbound platform. There is a car park.
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Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
The Steam Dreams railtour to Kyle of Lochalsh races past Beauly hauled by 61306 ^Mayflower^ on 12th May 2019.
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John Gray 12/05/2019
A stone thistle atop a gable of Beauly old station. 16/10/06 ...
John Gray 16/10/2006
Beauly station, Far North of Scotland Line, on 18th June 2019. The original station, on the opposite side of the line and much bigger and grander and ...
David Bosher 18/06/2019
A Class 73 on the Far North Line. 73968 is being used by GBRf as a driver route learner from Inverness to Georgemas Junction, in preparation for ...
John Gray 12/11/2020
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This is a single platform station in the south of the village of Conon Bridge. It has a short platform and a small car park.
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Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Cromarty and Dingwall Light Railway
158722 arrives at Conon Bridge with the 16:19 to Inverness (12.36 ex-Wick) on 18 February 2013. View north showing the station entrance, bicycle ...
John Gray 18/02/2013
The now completed station at Conon Bridge, photographed from the station entrance on 18 February 2013. ...
John Gray 18/02/2013
Closed 13 June 1960, reopened 8 February 2013. ...
John Yellowlees 08/02/2013
158715 runs into Conon Bridge on 23 June with the return Sunday afternoon 16.20 Invergordon to Inverness service. ...
David Pesterfield 23/06/2013
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This is a two platform station. The main station building was similar to that at Dalwhinnie but with a canopy with end screens. It was on the down (northbound) platform. It was, like that at Dalwhinnie, a replacement for a building which burned down (in 1922). It has been demolished.
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Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Fortrose Branch (Highland Railway)
First ScotRail 158722 pulls away from Muir of Ord platform 2 and is about to pass below the bridge carrying Great North Road on a wet and windy 3 ...
John Furnevel 3/10/2009
37221 passing south through Muir of Ord with an empty PW train in 1995. Earlier that day ballast had been tipped to strengthen the embankment near ...
Ewan Crawford //1995
Persistent rain continues to batter the platforms at Muir of Ord on a wet and miserable morning in October 2009, as passengers reluctantly leave the ...
John Furnevel 03/10/2009
The 0812 service from Wick to Inverness, formed by 158716, stops at Muir of Ord on 19 May, a few minutes ahead of its scheduled 1155 arrival time. ...
Mark Bartlett 19/05/2010
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This is a two platform station on the Far North Line which opened in 1862. It has a fine station building on the northbound platform with a large glazed canopy. There is a car park and a lattice footbridge over to the southbound platform.
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Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Dingwall 11 September 2018. ...
John Yellowlees 11/09/2018
66303 and 66304, with a Georgemas (for Dounreay) flask train, at Dingwall on 18th June 2019. ...
David Bosher 18/06/2019
Exterior of Dingwall station, on the Highland Railway main line north of Inverness and the junction for the scenic Kyle of Lochalsh branch, on the ...
David Bosher 18/06/2019
Plaque at Dingwall station, seen here on the afternoon of Tuesday, 18th June 2019. ...
David Bosher 18/06/2019
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This is a two platform station with an original station building, now in other uses, on the up (eastbound) platform.
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Dingwall and Skye Railway
Garve station is the first stop and passing loop on the Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh line although there was previously a station between here and ...
David Bosher 18/06/2019
61306 ^Mayflower^ hauls ^The Highlands and Islands Explorer^ past Loch Garve on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh on 12th May 2019. The number of Wacky ...
John Gray 12/05/2019
View north across the platforms at Garve in September 2009.
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John Furnevel 26/09/2009
Garve looking to Dingwall. ...
Ewan Crawford 03/01/1989
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This is a single platform station. The platform is on the north side of the single track. A disused station building from the 1954 opening still stands. There was a siding at the west end which was taken out in 1964. At the east end of the station is an occupational crossing.
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Lochluichart Deviation (British Railways)
Class B1 4-6-0 No.1264, in LNER lined black, runs round the edge of Loch Luichart on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh. The rain has just started and is ...
John Gray 22/04/2018
View west from a window of the Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh Raven^s Rock Express shortly after passing through Lochluichart station on 25 ...
John Robin 25/09/1982
A Sprinter heading past Loch a Chuilinn heading for Lochluichart. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Platform view west towards Kyle of Lochalsh from Lochluichart in September 2009. ...
John Furnevel 26/09/2009
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This was a two platform station. The original timber bulding (by Murdoch Paterson) on the up (eastbound) platform was lost in 1889. Its replacement survived until at least the 1960s.
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Dingwall and Skye Railway
Class B1 4-6-0 No.1264 in LNER lined black livery pictured approaching Achanalt Station on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh on 22nd April with the GB XI ...
John Gray 22/04/2018
Black 5 No.44871 is pictured between Achanalt and Achnasheen with the GB IX trip to Kyle of Lochalsh.The River Bran in the background. ...
John Gray /05/2016
Evening scene at Achanalt in October 2009. View is east towards Dingwall. ...
John Furnevel 01/10/2009
Entrance to Achanalt station in October 2009. View south over the car park alongside the A832 road. ...
John Furnevel 01/10/2009
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This is a two platform station with a loop. The platforms are slightly staggered. The station building on the up (eastbound) platform remains standing. It is of the same style by Murdoch Paterson as those at Strathcarron and Garve. The line crosses the River Bran at the west end of the station.
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Dingwall and Skye Railway
Achnasheen station, during a stop by the LCGB weekend ^Skyewayman^ railtour from Euston to Kyle of Lochalsh (that travelled overnight from London to ...
David Bosher 06/04/1974
K1 No.62005 heads * The Great Britain X * to Kyle of Lochalsh.Pictured
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John Gray 06/05/2017
The ^Highlands & Islands Explorer^ approaching Achnasheen, hauled by 61306 ^Mayflower^ on 12th May 2019. In the background, the River Bran, the ruins ...
John Gray 12/05/2019
Achnasheen station, seen from 158712 with the ex-10.56 service from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, on 18th June 2019. This was only my second visit to ...
David Bosher 18/06/2019
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This is a one platform station. There are not many facilities, just the platform. There is no parking here, but it may be possible nearby on the main road to the south of the station.
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Dingwall and Skye Railway
Last call! Final train of the day about to leave Achnashellach for Inverness on 26 September 2009. ...
John Furnevel 26/09/2009
View from Achnashellach station towards Kyle of Lochalsh on 2 October 2009, as a grey mist slowly rolls in from the west. The gate on the right stands ...
John Furnevel 02/10/2009
The ^road^ approach to Achnashellach station from the north in September 2009 with the foot-crossing much used by walkers. ...
John Furnevel 29/09/2009
47826 brings up the rear of an SRPS railtour returning from Kyle of Lochalsh to Paisley Gilmour Street on 26 September 2009. The train is seen here ...
John Furnevel 26/09/2009
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This is a two platform station with a passing loop on a single track railway. The main station building, of two storeys and of the same style as those at Achnasheen and Garve, is on the eastbound platform.
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Dingwall and Skye Railway
Strathcarron signal cabin, still with a British Railways Scottish Region running-in board, on the Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh line, seen during a ...
David Bosher 06/04/1974
158715 and 158719 meet at Strathcarron on the Kyle of Lochalsh line on 11th July 2012. ...
Mark Bartlett 11/07/2012
A grab shot, through the train window, of Strathcarron west signal box in July 1963.
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Colin Miller //1963
About to leave Strathcarron for Kyle of Lochalsh in October 2009. ...
John Furnevel 02/10/2009
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This is a very small station with a single platform. The original small timber building has been replaced with a concrete equivalent. The platform is on the south side of the line. From the platform there is rather a fine view of Loch Carron and the beach. There is no car park but there is space for a car or two to park in a layby by the station.
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Dingwall and Skye Railway
Station entrance, Attadale, September 2009. ...
John Furnevel 29/09/2009
A Class 158, working from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, runs along the shore of Loch Carron between Strathcarron and Attadale on 7th July 2012. ...
Mark Bartlett 07/07/2012
View south west towards Kyle of Lochalsh from the platform of a deserted Attadale station in September 2009. For the view in the opposite direction ...
John Furnevel 29/09/2009
Attadale looking east. ...
Ewan Crawford //1994
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This is a single platform station located in the small village of Stromeferry with some parking nearby. It opened in 1870 and was the terminus of the railway from Dingwall near Inverness until extension west to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1897.
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Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
Dingwall and Skye Railway
A plaque in place at Stromeferry to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening from Dingwall. ...
John Yellowlees 25/08/2020
A Kyle - Inverness train running between Loch Carron and the then new road near Stromeferry in August 1970. ...
Colin Miller /08/1970
The 1715 from Kyle to Inverness approaches Stromeferry negotiating the sharp curves along the shore of Loch Carron. 158705 was photographed from the ...
Mark Bartlett 10/07/2012
A full load for a Class 26 in Spring 1972, with two vans and seven coaches in tow. The train is en route to Inverness near Stromeferry. ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1972
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This is a single platform station originally built as a private station serving Duncraig Castle in 1897. It became public in 1949.
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Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
Eastbound 158.709 approaching Duncraig in 2013. The station building was beautifully restored. ...
Ewan Crawford 25/04/2013
A glorious evening to be on the last Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh service of the day. The train is seen here skirting the south shore of Loch Carron ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1979
Sprinter near Duncraig. ...
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Ewan Crawford //1994
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This is a single platform station with a fine example of a single storey timber Highland Railway station building. The station is south of Plockton Village, famed for its palm trees, which is largely to the north east on the shore of Loch Carron.
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Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
View from 158712 with the ex-10.56 service from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh arriving at the picturesque Plockton station, on 18th June 2019. This ...
David Bosher 18/06/2019
With Loch Carron as a backdrop, ScotRail 158707 appears around a curve westbound between Duncraig and Plockton on 29 September 2009. The train is the ...
John Furnevel 29/09/2009
Plockton Station in September 2011. The station building is now used as a holiday home. ...
Alistair MacKenzie 22/09/2011
The 1101 Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh slows on the final approach to Plockton on 29 September 2009. The station is on the other side of the bridge ...
John Furnevel 29/09/2009
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This is a single platform station with a minimal waiting shelter. The platform is on the south side of the line.
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Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
Another picture of the tidy station at Duirinish, this time looking east towards Plockton. This is the first of nine surviving intermediate stations ...
Mark Bartlett 10/07/2012
Duirinish station viewed from the east. ...
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Platform view at Duirinish in September 2009, looking south west towards Kyle of Lochalsh. ...
John Furnevel 29/09/2009
Duirinish station serves the village of the same name, but that^s not immediately apparent. This is a view looking south from the station platform, ...
Mark Bartlett 10/07/2012
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This is the terminus of the line from the junction at Dingwall, trains starting from Inverness. It enjoys an impressive location on the former steamer pier with a backdrop (as seen from the north) of mountains, such as Sgurr na Coinnich, on the Isle of Skye seen over Loch Alsh. The station is in the middle of the southern part of the village, which developed around the station. This ...

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Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
This plaque was unveiled at Kyle today by the Lord Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh, Mrs Janet Bowen. It reads
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John Yellowlees 31/12/2018
Class 5MT 44718 departs Kyle of Lochalsh on 1740 to Inverness. ...
David Murray-Smith 06/04/1960
158712 now arrived at Kyle of Lochalsh with the ex-10.56 service from Inverness, on time at 13.35, on 18th June 2019. It will form the 13.46 return ...
David Bosher 18/06/2019
Kyle of Lochalsh station, and quayside, as seen from Kyleakin on the Isle of Skye in July 2012. Prior to the Skye bridge being completed Kyleakin was ...
Mark Bartlett 09/07/2012
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