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HR 85 on train in the departure platform at Kyle
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_976
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27670
KEYWORDS
railway stations
locomotives
trains
HR 85 on train in the departure platform at Kyle

This photograph shows an unidentified HR locomotive on train in the departure platform at Kyle.

The locomotive was one of Highland Railway's Skye Bogie Class which were built primarily to work on the Dingwall and Skye line. It was renumbered three times before the grouping: to 85A in April 1918, back to 85 in September 1919 and then 85A again two months later. Despite passing to the LMS it was the only one of the class not to receive a number from the new company and was withdrawn in August 1923.


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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HR 85 on train in the departure platform at Kyle

ROSS: Lochalsh

railway stations; locomotives; trains

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

This photograph shows an unidentified HR locomotive on train in the departure platform at Kyle.<br /> <br /> The locomotive was one of Highland Railway's Skye Bogie Class which were built primarily to work on the Dingwall and Skye line. It was renumbered three times before the grouping: to 85A in April 1918, back to 85 in September 1919 and then 85A again two months later. Despite passing to the LMS it was the only one of the class not to receive a number from the new company and was withdrawn in August 1923.<br /> <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.