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Fort Augustus railway station

Fort Augustus was a railway station in Inverness-shire, Scotland on the Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway between 1903 and 1946.

Fort Augustus
Fort Augustus station remains geograph-2988259-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Remains of the station in 1948
Location
Place Scotland
Area Inverness-shire
Coordinates 57°08′37″N 4°41′10″W / 57.1435°N 4.6861°W / 57.1435; -4.6861Coordinates: 57°08′37″N 4°41′10″W / 57.1435°N 4.6861°W / 57.1435; -4.6861
Operations
Original company Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway
Pre-grouping Highland Railway 1903-1907
North British Railway 1907-1922
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 3
History
22 July 1903 Station opened
1 November 1911 Station closed
1 August 1913 Station re-opened
1 December 1933 Station closed to passengers
31 December 1946 Station closed for freight
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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OverviewEdit

The station was opened on 22 July 1903[1] and was situated to the west of Fort Augustus, located on the banks of Loch Ness. The company provided two terminus platforms, and one through platform for services to Fort Augustus pier.[2] The station also contained a water column and turntable.

The station was operated by the Highland Railway from 1903 to 1907, and then by the North British Railway until 1922.[3] From 1923 it was operated by the London and North Eastern Railway.

The Highland Railway appointed Hugh Fraser as stationmaster in 1903.[4] In 1910 J.C. Craig was appointed stationmaster.[5]

Passenger services with withdrawn on 1 December 1933[6] and the station closed in 1946.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Aberchalder   Highland Railway
Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway
  Fort Augustus Pier

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Opening of Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway". The Scotsman. Scotland. 23 July 1903. Retrieved 30 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ Thomas, John (1984). The West Highland Railway (3rd ed.). David St John Thomas. p. 113. ISBN 0946537143. 
  3. ^ "Fort Augustus Railway. Departing Officials". Inverness Courier. Scotland. 7 May 1907. Retrieved 29 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "The opening of the Invergarry and Fort-Augustus Railway. Station Appointments". Aberdeen Press and Journal. Scotland. 17 July 1903. Retrieved 29 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "Former Perth Official Honoured". Perthshire Advertiser. Scotland. 17 July 1943. Retrieved 30 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Fort-Augustus - Spean Bridge Route". Aberdeen Press and Journal. Scotland. 24 November 1933. Retrieved 29 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • A. Jowett, (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing.  ISBN 0-906899-99-0