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TITLE
Kyle Railway Line
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00566
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12269
KEYWORDS
railway
blasting
Kyle
zoomable images

The railway was extended from Stromeferry to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1897. At approximately £20,000 per mile, this final stage of the line from Inverness was the most expensive section of railway construction undertaken at that time. The final 10 miles along the twisting coastal route took almost four years to construct. The huge cost was due to the extensive blasting, and bridge building that was necessary. This photograph, just north of Kyle of Lochalsh, shows a deep channel cut through the rock


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Kyle Railway Line

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

railway; blasting; Kyle; zoomable images

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The railway was extended from Stromeferry to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1897. At approximately £20,000 per mile, this final stage of the line from Inverness was the most expensive section of railway construction undertaken at that time. The final 10 miles along the twisting coastal route took almost four years to construct. The huge cost was due to the extensive blasting, and bridge building that was necessary. This photograph, just north of Kyle of Lochalsh, shows a deep channel cut through the rock <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>