Location type


Names and dates

Inverlair (1894-1895)
Tulloch (1895-)

Station code: TUL National Rail ScotRail
Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the West Highland Railway.
Open on the West Highland Line.


This is a two platform station typical of the northern portion of the West Highland Railway. The main building, on the up (southbound) platform is Swiss Chalet in style. The north side of the building has been modified with the addition of three small wings - two being extensions of gables and the third being wholly new.

The westbound (down) platform building and footbridge (west end) are both lost. There is the brick base of a watertank at the east end of the up platform and the signal box (east of station building and closed 1986). The stationmaster^s house still stands to the north with a commanding position looking over the station. Like the station, this house had a protective screen of trees planted around it, the location of the station being exposed.

The former goods loading bank siding has been lifted, but the yard^s reversing spur used to access it is still in place and is used as a permanent way base, a tamper often being parked here.

The station building is now a hostel. Station Lodge Tulloch

Over the years various suggestions have been made for a new line east to Newtonmore, from suggestions in the railway era to more recent plans considered by councils.

The original name was Inverlair, named for the nearby Inverlair Lodge, to the south west, which is 2 miles by road and on the south bank of the River Spean crossed by the Inverlair Bridge.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Gaelic name: Tulaich

Nearby stations
Fersit Halt
Roy Bridge
Spean Bridge
Invergloy Platform
Banavie Pier
Fort William
Fort William [1st]
Tulloch Viaduct
Adit B
Adit A
Sand Pit
Intake A
Intake B
Fersit Cement Shed
Fersit Store
Fersit Fitting Shop
Fersit Siding
Intake C
Bridge 2
Fersit Speeder Shed
Inverlair Lodge
Laggan Dam
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Tulloch for Kingussie

The West Highland Railway rather misleadingly named the station ^Tulloch for Kingussie^, despite Kingussie being some 32 miles to the east and already served by Kingussie station, located in the village, owned by the Highland Railway.


07/08/1894West 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].
01/01/1895West Highland Railway
Inverlair renamed Tulloch.
  /  /1987West Highland Railway
Tulloch station building falls out of use with the introduction of RETB.
06/06/1998West Highland Railway
Tulloch station building opened, after renovation at a cost of £200,000, as a bunkhouse.
08/01/2005West Highland Railway
Closed between Roy Bridge and Tulloch due to floodwaters rising in Monessie Gorge.


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