Invergarry railway station

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Invergarry
Location
PlaceLaggan, Great Glen
AreaHighland
Coordinates57°02′45″N 4°47′47″W / 57.0458°N 4.7965°W / 57.0458; -4.7965Coordinates: 57°02′45″N 4°47′47″W / 57.0458°N 4.7965°W / 57.0458; -4.7965
Grid referenceNN304984
Operations
Original companyInvergarry and Fort Augustus Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms2
History
22 July 1903Station opened
1 November 1911Station closed
1 August 1913Station opened
1 December 1933Station closed
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Invergarry Railway Station is situated at the southern end of Loch Oich, on the eastern side, and not far from the Laggan swing bridge over the Caledonian canal. It is therefore a few miles from the village of Invergarry.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 22 July 1903.[1] The station was provided with a water column. The company appointed James Morrison as station master.[2] The station was operated by the Highland Railway from 1903 to 1907, and then by the North British Railway until 1922.[3] From 1923 it was operated by the London and North Eastern Railway.

In September 1905, King Edward VII travelled over the line from Spean Bridge to Invergarry with the George Cadogan, 5th Earl Cadogan and Countess Cadogan. The station at Invergarry was specially decorated for the occasion.[4] The King was visiting Lord and Lady Burton at Glenquoich Lodge.

The station is now being restored by the Invergarry Station Preservation Society which includes a short length of track. [5].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, John (1984). The West Highland Railway (3rd ed.). David St John Thomas. p. 175. ISBN 0946537143.
  2. ^ "The opening of the Invergarry and Fort-Augustus Railway. Station Appointments". Aberdeen Press and Journal. Scotland. 17 July 1903. Retrieved 29 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  3. ^ "Fort Augustus Railway. Departing Officials". Inverness Courier. Scotland. 7 May 1907. Retrieved 29 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  4. ^ "His Majesty at Glenquoich". Belfast News-Letter. Scotland. 19 September 1905. Retrieved 30 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  5. ^ http://www.invergarrystation.org.uk/

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station


Invergloy Platform   North British Railway
Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway
  Aberchalder