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TITLE
Kyle Pier and Station
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01243
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
12810
KEYWORDS
Kyle of Lochalsh
railway pier
engineering
Kyle Pier and Station

With the extension of the line from Stromeferry to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1897, the village grew quickly to become a busy port on the west coast. The engineering on the final part of the Kyle line made it the most expensive railway of the time, with 31 rock cuttings and 29 bridges built on this section alone. The station in Kyle, goods yard, sidings and engine sheds, were all blasted out of solid rock. Duncan Macpherson took many photographs of daily life in Kyle, with the terminal and pier being central to the activities. This photo was likely one of a series he made into postcards, depicting life on the west coast which he sold in his chemist's shop


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Kyle Pier and Station

ROSS: Lochalsh

1930s

Kyle of Lochalsh; railway pier; engineering

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

With the extension of the line from Stromeferry to Kyle of Lochalsh in 1897, the village grew quickly to become a busy port on the west coast. The engineering on the final part of the Kyle line made it the most expensive railway of the time, with 31 rock cuttings and 29 bridges built on this section alone. The station in Kyle, goods yard, sidings and engine sheds, were all blasted out of solid rock. Duncan Macpherson took many photographs of daily life in Kyle, with the terminal and pier being central to the activities. This photo was likely one of a series he made into postcards, depicting life on the west coast which he sold in his chemist's shop <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><br /> <br /> <br /> <br />