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TITLE
Slochd Crossing from the rear of an up train, 1960
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_1238
PLACENAME
Slochd
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
DATE OF IMAGE
1960
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27885
KEYWORDS
railway stations
Slochd Crossing from the rear of an up train, 1960

A view of Slochd Crossing from the rear of an up train, taken in 1960.

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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Slochd Crossing from the rear of an up train, 1960

INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

1960s

railway stations

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

A view of Slochd Crossing from the rear of an up train, taken in 1960.<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.