Fersit Siding

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Fersit Siding

Opened on the West Highland Railway.

Description

This siding predated the construction of the Lochaber Aluminium Works and the Lochaber Narrow Gauge Railway. Its original purpose was to serve a gravel pit, located on the east side of the line and served from the north. There was a railway cottage directly east of the line, with the siding to its east.

This site became a supply depot for the hydroelectricity scheme constructed in connection with the aluminium smelter. There was a cement shed, store and fitting shop.

A temporary halt, Fersit Halt was opened on the line.

Tags

Siding gravel pit
09/02/2021

Nearby stations
Fersit Halt
Tulloch
Roy Bridge
Corrour
Spean Bridge
Invergloy Platform
Gairlochy
Invergarry
Rannoch
Banavie Pier
Banavie
Fort William
Aberchalder
Corpach
Fort William [1st]
Fersit Fitting Shop
Fersit Store
Fersit Cement Shed
Intake C
Sand Pit
Intake B
Bridge 2
Fersit Speeder Shed
Adit A
Bridge 1
Loch Treig Dam
Adit B
Tulloch Viaduct
Loch Treig Tunnel
Tourist/other
Inverlair Lodge
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Books

All Stations to Mallaig!: West Highland Line Since Nationalisation
Argyll and the Highlands Last Days of Steam

Argyll and the Highlands' Lost Railways

Ben Nevis and Fort William, The Mamores and The Grey Corries, Kinlochleven and Spean Bridge (OS Explorer Map)

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

Iron Roads to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourists Souvenir Guide to the West Highland Lines

Mountain Moor and Loch on the Route of the West Highland Railway

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Rannan Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean =: The West Highland Line

Road To The Isles Dvd: Part One The West Highland Line Between Crianlarich to Fort William, From the Drivers Cab Of A Class 37, With The Caledonian Sleeper
The Mallaig Railway: The West Highland Extension 1897-1901 (RCAHMS Broadsheet)
The New Railway: The Earliest Years of the West Highland Line

The Story of the West Highland

The Story of the West Highland: The 1940s LNER Guide to the Line

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Railway (Railways of the Scottish Highlands)

The West Highland Railway 120 Years

Trossachs and West Highlands: Exploring the Lost Railways (Local History Series)

Victorian Travel on the West Highland Line: By Mountain, Moor and Loch in 1894

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)

West Highland Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

West Highland Railway
West Highland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands v. 1): West Highland Railway v. 1
West Highland Railway: Plans, Poltics and People