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TITLE
A diesel-hauled train passing the engine shed at Kyle, July 1961
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_938
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
DATE OF IMAGE
July 1961
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27636
KEYWORDS
railway stations
trains
A diesel-hauled train passing the engine shed at Kyle, July 1961

This photograph shows a diesel-hauled train passing the engine shed at Kyle in July 1961.

Kyle of Lochalsh is the terminus of the Kyle line from Inverness. The station was opened in November 1897. Prior to this, the terminus had been at Stromeferry and the 10-mile extension was the most expensive stretch of railway engineering ever to be undertaken up to that time, costing £250,000.

The station, goods yard, sidings and engine sheds, were all blasted out of solid rock, and space was also found for buildings associated with the fish trade. Goods services in and out of Kyle ceased in August 1983.

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A diesel-hauled train passing the engine shed at Kyle, July 1961

ROSS: Lochalsh

1960s

railway stations; trains

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

This photograph shows a diesel-hauled train passing the engine shed at Kyle in July 1961.<br /> <br /> Kyle of Lochalsh is the terminus of the Kyle line from Inverness. The station was opened in November 1897. Prior to this, the terminus had been at Stromeferry and the 10-mile extension was the most expensive stretch of railway engineering ever to be undertaken up to that time, costing £250,000. <br /> <br /> The station, goods yard, sidings and engine sheds, were all blasted out of solid rock, and space was also found for buildings associated with the fish trade. Goods services in and out of Kyle ceased in August 1983.