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TITLE
Signal box and loop at Slochd, June 1960
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_1233
PLACENAME
Slochd
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
DATE OF IMAGE
15 June 1960
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27881
KEYWORDS
railway stations
Signal box and loop at Slochd, June 1960

A view of the signal box and loop at Slochd. It was taken in June 1960 from the rear of a train.

At 400 metres, Slochd Summit is the second highest place on the Highland Main Line between Inverness and Perth (the Pass of Drumochter is 460 m). A nameboard marks the spot.

Given the height of the summit, pilot engines were required to help pull trains up the inclines so a passing loop was installed to allow these additional locomotives to be detached. This loop was known as Slochd Crossing and was initially controlled by two signal boxes (later by a single box). The crossing was closed in 1963.

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Signal box and loop at Slochd, June 1960

INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

1960s

railway stations

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

A view of the signal box and loop at Slochd. It was taken in June 1960 from the rear of a train.<br /> <br /> At 400 metres, Slochd Summit is the second highest place on the Highland Main Line between Inverness and Perth (the Pass of Drumochter is 460 m). A nameboard marks the spot. <br /> <br /> Given the height of the summit, pilot engines were required to help pull trains up the inclines so a passing loop was installed to allow these additional locomotives to be detached. This loop was known as Slochd Crossing and was initially controlled by two signal boxes (later by a single box). The crossing was closed in 1963.