Letterfinlay Crossing

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Letterfinlay Crossing (1903-1903)

Opened on the Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway.

Description

This passing loop was high above the east bank of Loch Lochy, above Letterfinlay Lodge.

This crossing was never brought into use although signalling equipment was installed during construction in 1901. The passing place was designed to break the long single track section from Gairlochy to Invergarry.

The line opened in 1903 and finally closed to regular passengers in 1933. After use during the Second World War the line closed completely in 1946.

Today the trackbed has been eroded and, being on a steep slope, the width has reduced. The exact location of the signal box is difficult to determine on the ground. To the north of this location a fine footbridge remains over the trackbed.

Letterfinlay was the summit of the line. Today the trackbed forms a road and footpath.

Tags

Loop crossing

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map


Nearby stations
Invergloy Platform
Invergarry
Gairlochy
Spean Bridge
Roy Bridge
Tulloch
Aberchalder
Fersit Halt
Banavie Pier
Banavie
Corpach
Fort Augustus
Fort William
Fort Augustus Pier
Fort William [1st]
Altrua Viaduct
Gloy Viaduct
Laggan Locks
Spean Viaduct
Tourist/other
Letterfinlay Lodge Hotel
Corriegour Lodge Hotel
Loch Lochy
Leitir Fhionnlaigh
Meall na Teanga
Invergloy House
Sron a^ Choire Ghairbh
Brae Roy Lodge
Achnacarry House
Glen Turret House
Commando Memorial
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Books


Forgotten Railways: Scotland