Fortrose Branch

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     Fortrose Branch (Highland Railway)
Locale Scotland
Dates of operation 1 February 1894 – 31 December 1922
Successor London Midland and Scottish Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length 7.75 miles
Fortrose
Avoch
Rosehaugh Halt (private station)
Munlochy
Allangrange
Redcastle
Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Muir of Ord
Inverness and Ross-shire Railway

Fortrose Branch, also known as the Black Isle Railway is an historic railway in Scotland.

History

Authorisation was obtained on 4 July 1890 to build a 15.75 mile (25 km) branch line from Muir of Ord to Rosemarkie; however the line never proceeded beyond Fortrose.[1]

The railway had a station at Rosehaugh, near Avoch. This was a private halt serving the Rosehaugh estate, then owned by James Douglas Fletcher.[2]

Connections to other lines

Current operations

Redcastle station, 2007

The line is closed.

The only remaining station building is at Redcastle.

References

Notes

  1. Vallance, pages 44 - 45.
  2. "J D Fletcher". Avoch Heritage Association. Retrieved 25 August 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Sources

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  • Vallance, H.A. (1985). The Highland Railway. 4th Extended edition: extra material by C.R. Clinker and Anthony J. Lambert. Newton Abbot: David St John Thomas. ISBN 0-946537-24-0.
  • RAILSCOT on Fortrose Branch