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TITLE
Achnasheen Station looking east, both trains in
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_046
PLACENAME
Achnasheen
DISTRICT
Muir of Ord
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Contin
DATE OF IMAGE
16 July 1946
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
Harold D. Bowtell
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
26782
KEYWORDS
Dingwall and Skye Railway
Highland Railway
London Midland and Scottish Railway
Stanier 2-6-4T
Fairburn 2-6-4T
HRS
Achnasheen Station looking east, both trains in

In 1946 the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) enlarged the turntable at Kyle of Lochalsh to accommodate the Stanier Black 5 (or 'Hiker' as they were known locally) locomotives. While this was being done there were no turning facilities. Seven LMS Stanier 2-6-4Ts (introduced 1935) and their Fairburn successors from 1945 were borrowed by Inverness from Polmadie shed to avoid having to run tender engines backwards. Here Stanier engine 2695 heads the up train running backwards while Fairburn engine 2216 heads the down train. Note the cattle van and goods van included in the 5.35 p.m up train.

Achnasheen Station is on the Dingwall and Skye Railway, better known today as the Kyle Line. It lies a little over 43 kilometres west of Dingwall. It opened for goods on 9 August 1870 and for passengers on the 19th. It is still open for passengers in 2008 but goods traffic ceased in August 1983. Achnasheen is one of the crossing loops where east and westbound trains can pass. There was a hotel on the up (eastbound) platform but this burnt down in February 1994.

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Achnasheen Station looking east, both trains in

ROSS: Contin

1940s

Dingwall and Skye Railway; Highland Railway; London Midland and Scottish Railway; Stanier 2-6-4T; Fairburn 2-6-4T; HRS

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

In 1946 the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) enlarged the turntable at Kyle of Lochalsh to accommodate the Stanier Black 5 (or 'Hiker' as they were known locally) locomotives. While this was being done there were no turning facilities. Seven LMS Stanier 2-6-4Ts (introduced 1935) and their Fairburn successors from 1945 were borrowed by Inverness from Polmadie shed to avoid having to run tender engines backwards. Here Stanier engine 2695 heads the up train running backwards while Fairburn engine 2216 heads the down train. Note the cattle van and goods van included in the 5.35 p.m up train.<br /> <br /> Achnasheen Station is on the Dingwall and Skye Railway, better known today as the Kyle Line. It lies a little over 43 kilometres west of Dingwall. It opened for goods on 9 August 1870 and for passengers on the 19th. It is still open for passengers in 2008 but goods traffic ceased in August 1983. Achnasheen is one of the crossing loops where east and westbound trains can pass. There was a hotel on the up (eastbound) platform but this burnt down in February 1994.