Hagdale Chromate Railway

The Hagdale Chromate Railway was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow-gauge railway on the Isle of Unst, in the Shetland Islands. Built in 1907, it connected the chromite quarries at Hagdale with a pier at Baltasound. None of Shetland's few narrow-gauge railways were preserved.

Hagdale Chromate Railway
Overview
HeadquartersBaltasound
LocaleIsle of Unst, Scotland
Dates of operation1907–1937
SuccessorAbandoned
Technical
Track gauge2 ft 6 in (762 mm)
Length1+12 mi (2.4 km)
Hagdale Chromate Railway
Hagdale quarries
Keen of Hamar
Midgarth quarry
Sandison Pier
Balta Sound
Hagdale Chromite Mill

ReferencesEdit

  • Simms, Wilfred F. (1997). The Railways Of Shetland. Wilfred F. Simms. ISBN 0-9528881-3-0.