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TITLE
Achnasheen Station looking east radio signalling
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_050
PLACENAME
Achnasheen
DISTRICT
Muir of Ord
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Contin
DATE OF IMAGE
24 September 1984
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Harold D. Bowtell
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
26786
KEYWORDS
Dingwall and Skye Railway
Highland Railway
London midland and Scottish Railway
British Railways
RETB
Radio Electronic Token Block
Achnasheen Station looking east radio signalling

July 1984 saw the introduction of Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) working to replace physical tokens and tablets for controlling access to the single line. The station is now unmanned, the signalmen's duties having been taken over by radio control from Inverness. This picture shows the then new stop board and instructions to train crews.

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 at the station but this burnt down in February 1994.

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Achnasheen Station looking east radio signalling

ROSS: Contin

1980s

Dingwall and Skye Railway; Highland Railway; London midland and Scottish Railway; British Railways; RETB; Radio Electronic Token Block

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

July 1984 saw the introduction of Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) working to replace physical tokens and tablets for controlling access to the single line. The station is now unmanned, the signalmen's duties having been taken over by radio control from Inverness. This picture shows the then new stop board and instructions to train crews. <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 at the station but this burnt down in February 1994.