Fortrose Branch (Highland Railway)
Fortrose Branch, also known as the Black Isle Railway is an historic railway in Scotland.
History [ edit ]
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.
Connections to other lines [ edit ]
Current operations [ edit ]
The line is closed.
The only remaining station building is at Redcastle.
References [ edit ]
^ Vallance, pages 44 - 45.
^ "J D Fletcher". Avoch Heritage Association . Retrieved 25 August 2011.
Sources [ edit ]
Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137. 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.
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