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TITLE
Erbusaig railway cutting
EXTERNAL ID
PC_RAMSAY_034
PLACENAME
Erbusaig
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1910s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
William J Ramsay
ASSET ID
29736
KEYWORDS
Erbusaig
rock blasting
Erbusaig railway cutting

The final ten miles construction of the railway line to Kyle of Lochalsh took nearly four years, and this photograph shows just why it took so long. In many parts of the route from Stromeferry, where the railway previously terminated, the workmen were blasting through solid walls of rock to make level ground. The work was dangerous and not without fatalities. This opening is near Erbusaig with the rock walls towering 80 feet about the railway. This section of the line was said to have been the most expensive piece of railway engineering at the time


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Erbusaig railway cutting

ROSS: Lochalsh

1910s

Erbusaig; rock blasting

William J Ramsay

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The final ten miles construction of the railway line to Kyle of Lochalsh took nearly four years, and this photograph shows just why it took so long. In many parts of the route from Stromeferry, where the railway previously terminated, the workmen were blasting through solid walls of rock to make level ground. The work was dangerous and not without fatalities. This opening is near Erbusaig with the rock walls towering 80 feet about the railway. This section of the line was said to have been the most expensive piece of railway engineering at the time <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href=""mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com"">Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />