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TITLE
A ScotRail Class 156 passing the closed station at Beauly, 2000
EXTERNAL ID
NRM_NBNW_FNL_DS080527
PLACENAME
Beauly
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
DATE OF IMAGE
January 2000
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Lynn Patrick
SOURCE
National Railway Museum, York
ASSET ID
19852
KEYWORDS
railway
railways
train
trains
stations
A ScotRail Class 156 passing the closed station at Beauly, 2000

A ScotRail Class 156, from Inverness, was photographed in January 2000, passing the closed station at Beauly.

The original station, opened in 1862 with the construction of the Inverness &
Ross-shire Railway, had two platforms and a passing-loop. It closed to traffic in 1960. The loop was then lifted and the track slewed to a middle position. The platforms and station building, now a private residence, remain, but both signal boxes were demolished.

In 2002 the station was re-opened with a new platform, shelter and car park, built by First Engineering. The platform is only one carriage long and is the shortest in Scotland.

Background
Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.

'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.

We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:

Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.

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A ScotRail Class 156 passing the closed station at Beauly, 2000

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

2000s

railway; railways; train; trains; stations

National Railway Museum, York

North by Northwest - The Far North Line

A ScotRail Class 156, from Inverness, was photographed in January 2000, passing the closed station at Beauly.<br /> <br /> The original station, opened in 1862 with the construction of the Inverness & <br /> Ross-shire Railway, had two platforms and a passing-loop. It closed to traffic in 1960. The loop was then lifted and the track slewed to a middle position. The platforms and station building, now a private residence, remain, but both signal boxes were demolished.<br /> <br /> In 2002 the station was re-opened with a new platform, shelter and car park, built by First Engineering. The platform is only one carriage long and is the shortest in Scotland.<br /> <br /> Background<br /> Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.<br /> <br /> 'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.<br /> <br /> We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:<br /> <br /> Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.