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Isle of Mull Railway

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Isle of Mull Railway

Isle of Mull Railway

This was a 1.5 mile narrow gauge passenger line on the Isle of Mull which linked Craignure to Torosay Castle. The line was formerly known as the Mull and West Highland Railway. The line opened in 1984 and closed in 2011. Relocation to Balloch has not taken place.

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Opened 22/6/1984
Closed 2011

Clickable map of the Isle of Mull Railway.
Clickable Schematic of route [Key]

Local area


The line is on the east side of the Isle of Mull. Mull is largely moorland but has some large towns including Tobermory, its 'capital', and a number of castles.



Description of route


This was a 260mm gauge line. The line runs for 1.5 miles from Craignure (close to the ferry pier served by Caledonian MacBrayne ferries running from Oban where a railway from Glasgow terminates) to Torosay Castle. There was a passing place half way along the line at Tarmstedt. The line operated steam and diesel locomotives. For full details visit the line's website.

Page created on 15/04/2003
Page last edited on: 17/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford
Callander and Oban Railway