Gairlochy railway station

Gairlochy was a railway station in western Scotland. It was the first station on the Highland Railway's branch to Fort Augustus (originally the Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway). It opened in 1903 and was closed in 1947.[1]

General information
Coordinates56°54′28″N 4°58′37″W / 56.9077°N 4.9769°W / 56.9077; -4.9769
Grid referenceNN188835
Other information
Original companyInvergarry and Fort Augustus Railway
Pre-groupingHighland Railway
North British Railway
Key dates
22 July 1903Station opened
1 November 1911Station closed
1 August 1913Station re-opened
1 December 1933Station closed to passengers
31 December 1946Station closed for freight

History edit

The station opened on 22 July 1903.[2] The Highland Railway company appointed Donald Macdonald as station master in 1903.[3] The station was operated by the Highland Railway from 1903 to 1907, and then by the North British Railway until 1922.[4] From 1923 it was operated by the London and North Eastern Railway.

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Spean Bridge   North British Railway
Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway
  Invergloy Platform

References edit

  1. ^ Nick Catford. "Disused Stations- Site Record for Gairlochy". Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  2. ^ Thomas, John (1984). The West Highland Railway (3rd ed.). David St John Thomas. p. 175. ISBN 0946537143.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Fort Augustus Railway. Departing Officials". Inverness Courier. Scotland. 7 May 1907. Retrieved 29 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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