|/ /1733||Fort William to Inverness Military Road|
|/ /1748||Stirling to Fort William Military Road|
|/ /1753||Stirling to Fort William Military Road|
|/ /1786||Fort William to Glencoe Military Road|
|/ /1854||Fort William|
Last garrison leaves fort.
|/11/1882||Glasgow and North Western Railway|
Glasgow and North Western Railway proposed, the Bill presented to Parliament to seek approval.. The route was to have been a 167 mile long railway from Glasgow to Inverness via Fort William. Supported by the North British Railway and opposed by the Highland Railway, Caledonian Railway (part owners of the Callander and Oban Railway), Caledonian Canal, David MacBrayne and some landowners. The Bill was rejected in 1883. It was not built (a less ambitious variation of it, the West Highland Railway with an Act in 1889, did open).
|28/07/1884||Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)|
Act passed. This was partly in response to the proposed incursion of the North British Railway's Glasgow and North Western Railway from Glasgow to Inverness via Loch Lomond, Crianlarich, Glencoe, Fort William and the Great Glen.
|/ /1889||West Highland Railway|
Fort William [Fort]'s wall breached for railway building.
|23/10/1889||West Highland Railway|
First sod cut by William Frederick Scarlett (Lord Abinger) near Fort William.
|03/08/1894||West Highland Railway|
Opened from Craigendoran Junction to Fort William [1st].
|07/08/1894||West Highland Railway|
Public opening from Fort William to Craigendoran. Stations opened at Craigendoran Upper, Helensburgh Upper, Row, Garelochhead, Arrochar and Tarbet, Ardlui, Crianlarich, Tyndrum [WHR], Bridge of Orchy, Gortan (private), Rannoch, Corrour (private), Inverlair, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Fort William [1st].
|/ /1896||Fort William|
Entrance arch from the old fort moved to Craigs Burial Ground.
|06/05/1896||West Highland Railway|
Derailment at Banavie Junction [1st] (now Fort William Junction).
|22/07/1901||West Highland Railway|
Sleeper cars from Kings Cross to Fort William commence.
|31/12/1908||North British Railway
West Highland Railway|
North British Railway formally takes over the West Highland Railway line from Craigendoran to Fort William [1st], Mallaig and the branch to Banavie [1st].
|/ /1920||British Aluminum Company|
Lay out Inverlochy village for works at the Fort William Smelter.
|/ /1924||Fort William Smelter|
Site clearance begins in Fort William to build a smelter for the British Aluminium Company.
|/ /1925||Fort William Smelter|
The Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway opened from the Fort William Smelter to Loch Treig. The line was opened in connection with the construction of the Aluminium works. Rather than close afterwards it was retained and improved for maintenance on the somewhat remote pipeline which served the hydro-electric scheme at the works.
|/ /1928||Fort William Smelter|
Power house under construction.
|/ /1931||Fort William Smelter|
Works to damn Loch Laggan, to add to Loch Treig.
|01/08/1931||West Highland Railway|
Fersit Halt and branch opened, Loch Treig was to be converted into a reservoir to serve the smelter at Fort William.
|02/09/1939||West Highland Railway|
Banavie Pier to Fort William (Banavie Junction [2nd]) closed to passengers.
|/ /1944||Fort William Smelter|
Flood waters of the River Spey diverted to Loch Laggan.
|06/08/1951||West Highland Railway|
Banavie Pier to Fort William (Banavie Junction [2nd]) (excluded) closed to freight.
|/ /1971||Fort William Smelter|
Line between pier and smelter lifted.
|13/06/1975||West Highland Railway|
New Fort William station opened, old station Fort William [1st], by the pier, closed.
|/ /1977||Fort William Smelter|
The Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway closed, some track remained by the works in Fort William.
|/ /1978||Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway
Fort William Smelter|
Bridge over A82 removed.
|/ /1981||Fort William Smelter|
Original furnace room demolished during modernisation.
|14/05/1990||West Highland Railway|
Motorail service commences running to Fort William.
|26/09/2001||West Highland Railway|
Fort William Oil Depot re-opened.